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Police arrest man following an assault on Hirth Avenue

Columbia police respond to Hirth Avenue.
Columbia police respond to Hirth Avenue.


Columbia police arrested a man after an assault on Hirth Avenue Saturday night around 10 p.m.

According to police, officers arrived on the scene and called for emergency medical assistance.

One man was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Police have not released the extent of those injuries.

ABC 17 News crews saw around 10 patrol cars at the scene.

Police had crime scene tape blocking off a block of the road.

Officers arrested Terence Lashae, 36, of Columbia. He is now facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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  1. This was dispatched as a 911 check – caller says they have been shot and hung up. The house on Hirth Avenue where this happened is owned by a local church. (Is it just me or does it seem like there is more crime in areas where the home owner does not occupy the house?)

    Police respond and ask medics to stage (an alert is sent out that “City ambulance status is one” – only one ambulance was available for the entire town, normally there are 5 available)

    Police arrive and observe an active verbal argument/fight out front. Original caller called back. The 911 dispatcher said the caller sounded extremely intoxicated and told the police they (the caller, not the 911 operator) were hiding behind the house.

    Ambulance crew asks for the fire dept to stage with them. Engine 2 was dispatched (hopefully those guys were not too tired from practicing disc golf earlier that day) to help them.

    At this same time, in another part of town, an officer asks the dispatcher to send the wrecker of the week for a truck on its side in a creek (never a dull moment).

    Police report the victim has a gunshot wound to the abdomen, conscious and breathing. Cops will take the victim to the medics. The ambulance takes the victim to the Hospital and fire Engine 2 is out of service for personnel. Maybe they were too tired from playing disc golf.

    It is interesting that this is being reported as an “assault” instead of a more accurate description as a “shooting”.

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