The man involved in a fatal shooting, robbery and standoff in Columbia this week had multiple previous encounters with law enforcement, according to Boone County court records.

Columbia police identified Jermaine M. Burnett, 32, as the suspect who allegedly robbed and fatally shot 72-year-old Janet L. Jago in her home in the Highlands neighborhood on Monday afternoon. Police have not shared a possible motive.

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