Deputies issue arrest warrant for Boone County shooting suspect

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 16 2015 Apr 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:22:00 PM CDT April 16, 2015 in News
By: Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

BOONE COUNTY - Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect connected to a double shooting on Demaret Drive Wednesday night. 

Eddie Lee Holmes, Jr., a 27-year-old Columbia resident, is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action. 

The two male victims, ages 19 and 30, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Detective Tom O'Sullivan said Holmes has an extensive criminal history. 

"He's a hardcore criminal," O'Sullivan said. "We're hoping to get him in custody sooner rather than later."

Late Wednesday night, deputies responded to a phone call from the Phillips 66 convenience store on E. St. Charles Road. 

O'Sullivan said the two men fled there after Holmes allegedly shot at them through their car window in the 700 block of Demaret Drive. 

They said Holmes fired a shot from a handgun through the passenger-side window of the car, hitting both men in the arm. 

O'Sullivan said the use of firearms has been a big issue recently. 

"I've been here 27 years, and we've definitely seen a spike in gun violence over the last five years," O'Sullivan said. "People don't fistfight anymore. They pull out guns."

He said guns falling in the wrong hands is what is problematic. 

"I'm not talking about responsible citizens," O'Sullivan said. "They're not the ones causing the problems. It's this criminal element. With this incident, at one point in time this would have been settled with a fistfight."

O'Sullivan said Holmes' bond has been set at $150,000 cash only. 

Crimestoppers of Greater Columbia is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. 

Anyone with information on where to find him can call 573-875-TIPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY- State representatives gathered Monday to announce the introduction of the Missouri First Step Act later this week. ... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Four more people have joined the list of people suing MU Health Care doctors and the Curators of... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 2:35:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Sheriff's Office said they seized $20,000 in illegal steroids during a traffic stop Sunday... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 1:25:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY -Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a business in Jefferson City. Firefighters went to... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:17:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Revenue is now offering licenses and identifications that comply with stricter... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 10:52:00 AM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
IOWA CITY - In the Regional Finals of the Women's NCAA Tournament, the Mizzou Tigers lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:22:10 AM CDT March 25, 2019 in Sports
MOBERLY - A woman was arrested in Moberly Saturday evening for driving while intoxicated with two children in the car,... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:02:00 AM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri forward Jontay Porter re-tore his ACL Saturday while rehabbing in Colorado, Mizzou Athletics confirmed to KOMU. ... More >>
17 hours ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:21:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in Sports
(CNN) -- A triumphant President Donald Trump emerged Sunday to claim "complete and total exoneration" after special counsel... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:02:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Law enforcement agencies are turning to social media to connect with the people they serve. Police departments, sheriff's... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:43:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
SALINE COUNTY - A body was recovered from the Missouri River Sunday afternoon. The Saline County Sheriff's Office said... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:50:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, here's how to get help : In the... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:35:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
(CNN) - The special counsel did not find Trump campaign or associates conspired with Russia. "The special counsel's investigation... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:05:00 PM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A locally-owned beer shop will close its doors for good on Wednesday. Craft Beer Cellar announced its... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:08:00 AM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
(CNN) -- The evacuation of passengers from a cruise ship off the western coast of Norway has come to an... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, March 24 2019 Mar 24, 2019 Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:14:41 AM CDT March 24, 2019 in News
(CNN) — Rescuers are scrambling to rescue about 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship off Norway... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, March 23 2019 Mar 23, 2019 Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:09:00 PM CDT March 23, 2019 in News
MOBERLY — Moberly Police said they have arrested a man who tried to escape from them. According to Moberly... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, March 23 2019 Mar 23, 2019 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:05:00 PM CDT March 23, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, March 23 2019 Mar 23, 2019 Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:32:00 PM CDT March 23, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 55°
4pm 49°
5pm 51°
6pm 51°
7pm 50°