UPDATE: Suspect identified in gun incident ending in CPD lobby

5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, April 29 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:50:00 PM CDT April 29, 2018 in News
By: Ethan Illers, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department says a woman ran into its lobby Sunday being chased by a man with a gun who she said was trying to kill her.

Police arrested Daleron Monroe, 31, at 7:16 a.m. on suspicion of assault, harassment, and unlawful use of a weapon, among other offenses.

When Monroe tried to follow the woman inside, officers gave chase and ended up struggling with the him twice, police said.

The police department said it first learned of the disturbance when someone called 911 and said they saw a man waving a gun at a woman's vehicle as he followed her in a separate car.

Both cars crashed into a third vehicle on Walnut Street, police said. The department said that's when the woman ran inside.

When officers went to chase Monroe, who was following her, he ran to his vehicle and then fought as officers took away his gun, police said. Monroe then ran away and got to Park Avenue, where officers detained him after another struggle, police said.

One officer suffered minor scrapes and bruising during the incident.

(Editor's note: This story has been updated with the suspect's name and age.)

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