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UPDATE: Police arrest Jefferson City shooting suspect

UPDATE 9/18: The Jefferson City Police Department confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that officers arrested Dana R. Day Jr., 28, in connection with a weekend shooting.

Police said in a release that officers located and arrested Day around 1 p.m. Tuesday without incident.

Day is currently in the Cole County Jail without bond.

ORIGINAL: A man was charged Sunday in connection with a Saturday shooting in Jefferson City.

Dana R. Day Jr., 28, left the scene of the shooting where 24-year-old Tre J. Connor suffered serious injuries, Jefferson City police said in a probable cause statement. He remained at large Monday.

Police responded Saturday to the 200 block of North Ventura Avenue after receiving reports of two gunshots and that a man had been shot in the abdomen.

A University of Missouri Hospital spokeswoman said Connor is in good condition. He has been at the hospital since the shooting.

Connor identified Day as the shooter, according to the probable cause statement.

Capt. Deric Heislen with the Jefferson City Police Department said they received a call of shots fired and then another call that there was a victim in the road.

Heislen said when officers arrived, “that indeed someone was shot and laying the road and that someone was shot.”

Teresa Ojar, who lives near the shooting scene, said she saw chaos when she arrived home early Saturday evening.

“I saw the crowd, I saw some police officers and I came out and I saw two police running fast from this end of the street,” Ojar said.

She said she got scared and drove off.

“I have little kids and I didn’t want them hanging around to see whatever is going on around here,” Ojar said.

Ojar said living in the neighborhood for the last year has been difficult.

“This neighborhood is kind of like rough,” Ojar said.

But Heislen said the police department is not called there too often, and he expects the calls in a crowded area with a lot of apartments.

“Anytime you have mass residences in one area, you’ll have more calls for loud music and things like that,” Heislen said.

A warrant was issued for Day’s arrest for first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

He has past charges on resistance to arrest, drugs, traffic violations to list a few.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6400 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 573-659-8477.

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