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Columbia police arrest suspect in February shooting

Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 3:46 p.m. CDT; updated 3:51 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 20, 2013

COLUMBIA — Columbia police arrested a man Thursday night in connection with a February shooting that injured a bystander.

Jeremy Ruff of Berkeley was arrested on felony warrants of shooting a firearm at a vehicle, armed criminal action and tampering in the first degree. 

Ruff is a suspect in a Feb. 3 shooting that injured a 22-year-old woman. Police say Ruff and Garrett Murray of Columbia were shooting at each other near 900 Business Loop 70 E. when they hit the woman, who wasn't their intended victim, according to a Feb. 3 news release from the department.

The woman was seriously injured but was later listed as being in stable condition.

After the shooting, police began a search for Ruff and Murray, declaring them armed and dangerous.

Police found Ruff during a Thursday night traffic stop at Route B and U.S. 63.

Ruff is being held in the Boone County Jail on $300,000 bond.

Murray has not been caught.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.


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