Police arrest suspect in July 5 shooting

Sunday, July 13, 2014 | 1:14 p.m. CDT; updated 9:49 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 14, 2014

COLUMBIA — Columbia police arrested a man Saturday afternoon in connection with a July 5 shooting at the 300 block of W. Worley St.

Jamar D. Burns, 23, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action and two counts of assault in the first degree with bond to be set, according to a Columbia police news release. The investigation into the July 5 shooting, which wounded two female victims, is still ongoing.

After responding to a drug call, police first arrested Burns at 9:40 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of N. Old 63. He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing in the first degree, misdemeanor possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a concealed weapon.

Burns was held overnight Friday at Boone County Jail and then arrested at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for his suspected involvement with the shooting.

The release said detectives found synthetic marijuana, less than 35 grams of marijuana and a handgun when they arrested Burns on Friday.

Supervising editor is Samuel Hardiman.




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