Police Arrest Suspect in Columbia Shooting
COLUMBIA - Columbia police officers arrested a suspect late Saturday night in connection with a shooting at Forest Avenue at Grand Avenue Saturday afternoon.
17-year-old Damerian C. Cheatum is charged with two counts of first degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and an existing warrant for third degree assault. Cheatum was arrested during a traffic stop without incident.
Officers said Cheatum is believed to have been involved in a shooting at Forest Avenue at Grand Avenue around 2 p.m. Saturday. Two men were shot and taken to the hospital in those incidents. Sgt. Michael Hestir told KOMU Saturday the shootings may be related to an additional incident on Rangeline Street.
Anyone with more information can call the Columbia Police Department at 573-442-6131, or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
(Editors Note: This article has been edited to correct the age of the suspect.)