COLUMBIA — A 20-year-old woman was in serious condition Tuesday afternoon after a man who police said was her boyfriend shot her in the neck Monday.
A 34-year-old suspect, Alfonso Rodriguez — who first gave his name as Alfredo — was arrested after a report of a gunshot victim in the 5600 block of South 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 in critical condition on Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said. On Tuesday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said Angel-Lopez was in serious condition.
After responding to the gunshot victim report, Columbia police were able to obtain 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 Patrol trooper who attempted to pull it over near I-70 and Route O.
When the suspect would not stop his vehicle, 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 as of Monday morning. The investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division is ongoing.
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