Suspect in shooting at Loop Liquor had previous arrest

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COLUMBIA - One of the two suspects involved in Tuesday night's shooting at Loop Liquor had been previously arrested in August and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Jeremy Nash was arrested at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday and accused of first degree assault.  

Nash was previously arrested on August 19 after authorities received information of a drug deal.  Nash was pulled over on a felony traffic stop when police said they found a 0.25 handgun in the seat pocket.

Witnesses in last night's shooting said they saw Nash give the gun to a second suspect the handgun which the male then used to shoot the victim.  Detectives are still looking for the other suspect.

Officers said a black passenger vehicle with dark tinted windows left the parking lot at a high speed southbound on Grand Avenue.  

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in stable condition at the hospital.

After the August arrest, prosecutors released a probable cause statement saying they believed Nash to be a danger to the community because he was 17 and in possession of a handgun.

Prosecutors charged Nash with assault Wednesday afternoon in connection to the Loop Liquor shooting. 

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