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Gunshot victim dropped off at hospital, suspect arrested in Fulton

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 9:52 p.m. CDT; updated 10:37 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — Shortly after noon Wednesday, officers were dispatched to University Hospital in response to a report of a gunshot victim who had been dropped off at the emergency room by a private vehicle.

The driver did not stay after dropping off the victim, 31-year-old Beau T. Leach of Columbia.

Columbia police Sgt. Jill Schlude said Leach was taken immediately into surgery, after which he identified 29-year-old Justin R. Campbell as a suspect. 

Fulton police took Campbell into custody at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Schlude said Columbia police do not have information on the specifics of Campbell's arrest or if he was cooperative. 

Schlude said police believe the shooting might have been about methamphetamine.

Supervising editor is Zach Murdock.


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