Arrest made in burglary turned shooting last December

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By: Parker Rehm, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Late Wednesday night, Columbia Police located and arrested Derrick Lamont Burnett, Jr., 35, in connection to a home invasion that escalated into a shooting in December of last year.

On December 3rd, 2017, units responded to the 200 block of Loch Lane to reports of a male with a gunshot wound. 

Investigators concluded then that 2 suspects forcefully entered the home, demanding money.

One man was sent to the hospital, in serious condition after receiving multiple gun shot wounds.

CPD investigators found a blood trail leading from where the victim was shot last December to the suspects' car.

According to a press release, Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab took in a blood sample from the trail, the results of which came back positive towards Burnett Jr.

Burnett Jr., a convicted felon, was arrested at approximately 9:30 PM CT with a multitude of charges.

Charges Include:

  • Felony Armed Criminal Action
  • Felony Unlawful Use of Weapons
  • Felony Unlawful For Certain Persons to Possess Concealable Firearm
  • Felony First Degree Assault
  • Felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree
  • Felony Burglary in the First Degree

Bond will be set at a later date by the courts.

(Editors Note: KOMU.com will update this story as new information becomes available.)

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