Man charged in April 5 gas station shooting in Columbia

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:28 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man has been charged in connection with an April 5 shooting at a Providence Road gas station.

Damien Jones, 28, was waiting in his white Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of the Phillips 66 station at 126 S. Providence Road when his girlfriend exited the station with a man who had hit her several times during an argument inside, according to the probable-cause statement from the Columbia Police Department.

Jones got out of his car and pulled a handgun from his waistband, according to the statement, and the other man ran south as Jones shot at him. A bullet hit the man's wrist, breaking two bones in his arm, the statement said.

The victim's brother took him to University Hospital, and Jones and Walton drove away, the statement said.

Jones, 28, was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police matched Jones with Facebook pictures the victim showed them.

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