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Shooting suspect surrenders to police

Friday, February 2, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 1:48 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Columbia man suspected of firing a gun from a moving vehicle turned himself in to Columbia Police on Thursday.

Dimetrious L. Woods, 27, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon. He was released from the Boone County Jail on $4,500 bond.

Woods was charged in connection with a Jan. 12 incident in which police responded to a report of shots fired near Newton and Phyllis drives in north Columbia. Multiple apartment buildings had been struck by the gunfire, according to a news release. Sgt. Ken Hammond of the Columbia Police Department said Woods “surrendered peacefully” after being made aware that police were looking for him.

Woods plead guilty to a separate felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon in December 2006, according to Missouri court records available on Casenet. Woods also currently faces a felony charge of second-degree drug trafficking in Lafayette County, according to Casenet.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 875-8477.


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