Suspect fires handgun in attempted home invasion
COLUMBIA - A male suspect armed with a handgun attempted to forcefully enter a residence at the 100 block of Maple Grove Way Wednesday morning.
Officers were dispatched at 7:33 a.m. but the suspect fled on foot before police arrived.
An occupant inside the residence immediately pushed the door closed with the suspect’s arm inside the door and the suspect fired one round inside the home.
No one was injured by the bullet.
No items were taken during the incident and the amount of property damage is unknown at this time. The investigation is on-going.
The suspect is described as a heavy set black male, approximately 5’5”, and was last seen wearing a light colored hoodie and jeans.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.