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Columbia police seek suspect in July 3 shooting

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 6:40 p.m. CDT; updated 8:46 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA — Columbia police are asking for help locating a man believed to be involved in a shooting that occurred July 3 at Garth Avenue and Oak Street.

William Alexander Hill, 28, of Columbia, is being sought on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action, with a bond of $100,000, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said. There is a warrant out for his arrest. It was unknown Wednesday whether Hill was involved in any other recent shootings or gunfire incidents in the Columbia area. He is known to be armed, a Columbia Police Department news release said.

About 8:15 p.m. July 3, officers were called to the intersection of Garth Avenue and Oak Street after receiving a report of gunshots. When officers arrived, they learned that a 39-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries had been taken to a local hospital, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Columbia police are asking for any information regarding Hill's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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