Suspect arrested in Friday shooting

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:54 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Police have arrested a suspect in a Friday evening shooting on McBaine Avenue.

Officers took Garrett Murray, 24, into custody early Saturday morning following a traffic stop on Vandiver Drive near Paris Road. He was charged on felony counts of armed criminal action and first-degree assault. He remained in Boone County Jail Monday with bond set at $100,000.

The shooting occurred Friday evening in the 400 block of McBaine Avenue. The victim was a 32-year-old Columbia resident who was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound to the chest. Capt. Moon McCrary said he understood the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

McCrary said Murray was not the only gunman, and he expects police to make at least one more arrest in the case.

Murray was identified as a suspect through witness interviews, McCrary said. McCrary said he thought the victim knew his assailants; he did not know if the shooting was drug-related.

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