One Man Dead and Another Injured

8 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 07 2010 Sep 7, 2010 Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:46:14 AM CDT September 07, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - Police say a woman and her boyfriend were at her apartment Monday morning when her ex-boyfriend showed up. The two men got into an argument and multiple shots were fired. The woman was shot in the leg, and the ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Crestful J. Williams, was shot and killed.

"We're still ascertaining what exactly transpired, if he had made entry into the apartment by being let in, if the door was unlocked and he simply went in, if he had to force entry or if he had a key to somehow make entry into the apartment," said Jessie Haden, Columbia Police Department's Public Information Officer.

A neighbor placed the first 911 call around 11:01 a.m. Police say another neighbor heard the shots and ran to help and was physically assaulted. He was interviewed by investigators and then taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The shooting happened at 219 Anita Court. The woman and her boyfriend are 22 years old and the ex-boyfriend was 21 years old.

Police arrived at 11:05 a.m. Officers recovered more than one handgun from the apartment. They believe the woman's boyfriend fatally shot her ex-boyfriend. He was taken for an interview at the  police station.

Officers say witnesses told them there may have been one or more individuals inside the apartment, in addition to those mentioned above. Police say they have found one person.

Investigators believe the victim arrived at the the apartment, driven there by his current girlfriend. She is the other person police found to have been inside the apartment when officers arrived.

Neighbors were gathered in the street all day. Only a few wanted to talk on camera.

"For me to actually to be where it's by my house is kinda you know scary, you know, it's right outside my door basically," said Tyra Johnson.

"I'm thinking, I thought it was a quiet neighborhood, but I mean I guess it turns out, I mean, I guess every neighborhood has its ups and downs," said Levelle Partee.

Police are investigating this as a homicide. They said the boyfriend is cooperating.

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