Columbia man in custody after firing at police officer

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, May 19 2016 May 19, 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:30:00 PM CDT May 19, 2016 in News
By: Rachel Leigh, KOMU 8 News Reporter and Ben Burke, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is in custody after police said he attempted to flee from a traffic stop and fired at police Thursday night. 

The incident occured near Quail Drive.

Police said the suspect was on a moped when an officer tried to stop him; the suspect then ran away, firing a single shot at the police. 

 

 

About 40 police officers, a K-9 unit, and a helicopter searched for the suspect. Police found the man hiding at a home on Quail Drive and took him into custody.


CPD said the officer was not harmed and did not fire back at the man. 


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