Boone County Fair Shooting Suspect Arrested

9 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, August 19 2010 Aug 19, 2010 Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:07:36 AM CDT August 19, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Police arrested a 14 year old male Wednesday evening in connection to the July Boone County Fair shooting.

The suspect's name cannot be released at this time because of his age, but he is in the custody of juvenile authorities.

Columbia police arrested the suspect on suspicion of Assault I, Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 Counts), Armed Criminal Action and Leaving the Scene of a Shooting.

A citizen who was aware the suspect was being sought in the fairgrounds shooting saw the suspect riding in a vehicle and contacted law enforcement. Columbia Police responded to an apartment on Whitegate Drive and took the suspect into custody without incident at about 6 p.m.

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