20-Year-Old Woman Shot on Route K in Columbia

4 years 2 months 1 day ago May 26, 2013 May 26, 2013 Sunday, May 26 2013 Sunday, May 26, 2013 7:53:00 PM CDT in News
Source: KOMU Staff
By: Christine Roto

COLUMBIA - A 20-year-old woman is in surgery at University of Missouri Trauma Center in Columbia after being shot in the neck on Route K. 

Police caught and identified the suspect as 34-year-old Alfredo Rodriguez after a car chase on I-70. A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop the suspect at I-70 and Route O. When Rodriguez would not stop, a pursuit began and officers laid down tire spikes along the road. After the suspect's tires deflated, the officer caught Rodriguez near I-70 and US 63, and took him into custody.

The woman was able to name Rodriguez as her shooter. Witnesses were able to give police a description of the shooter and his truck, which led to his arrest.

Police were dispatched at about 6 o'clock Sunday evening to 5601 S. Route K.

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