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Columbia Police arrest suspect in connection to shooting on Clinkscales Road early Wednesday morning


The Columbia police arrested a man in connection to a shooting on the 500 block of Clinkscales Road early Wednesday morning.

Officials say Justin Wayne Owen, 36, of Columbia, was arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree domestic assault.

Officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon just after midnight on Wednesday.

During the investigation, officers found two individuals at the residence and were told that Owen had sustained a gunshot wound had left.

Officers were joined by Columbia's Crime Scene Investigation van to take pictures of the scene, as officers confirmed they were also executing a search warrant in relation to the shooting.

CPD could be seen taking photographs inside one home on Clinkscales, as officers brought out bags of evidence.

Owen was transported by EMS to a local hospital in stable condition and was subsequently released after treatment.

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  1. This incident shows up as an asault instead of shots fired on the police dispatch records. From the police scanner:

    12:06 am, Dispatcher: two alert tones “…asault with a weapon, Clinkscales Road…caller advises someone came over who shouldn’t have been there and shot him. The firearm is going to be on the dishwasher.” Several officers respond.

    Dispatcher: “The caller shot the person in the chest and he walked off.”

    Officer to Dispatch: “Stage medics…Have the complainant meet us in front of the residence with his hands in the air.”

    Officers arrive and ask Dispatch to “go ahead and notify all hospitals.” I bet Dispatch knows to do this without being asked.

    Police Sergeant: “Break. I think I’ve got the suspect at the ARC.” Must be going to get some exercise after being shot. Pretty tough dude.

    12:10 am Sergeant to Dispatch: “Medics respond to my location. Single gunshot to lower abdomen, conscious, breathing.” Inexperienced shooters often miss low and left because they anticipate the recoil.

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