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Suspect arrested after shooting, car chase

Monday, May 27, 2013 | 11:34 a.m. CDT; updated 8:01 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA — A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition Monday after being shot in the neck by a man police said was her boyfriend.

A suspect, Alfonso Rodriguez, 34 — who first gave his name as Alfredo — was arrested after a report of a gunshot victim at 5601 S. Route K and a chase onto Interstate 70, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Gisela Angel-Lopez suffered a wound to the neck and was taken to University Hospital where she was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

After responding to the gunshot victim report, Columbia Police were able to get a name of a suspect from the victim and a description of the vehicle from witnesses. The vehicle was spotted by a Missouri State Highway patrolman who attempted to pull it over near I-70 and Route O.

When the suspect's vehicle would not stop, road spikes were used to deflate the tires. Police took Rodriguez into custody shortly after that, according to the release.

No information was available from police about charges, Rodriguez was not being held in the Boone County Jail on Monday morning. The investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division was ongoing.

Supervising editor is Katherine Reed.


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