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Hold Como Accountable asking Columbia City Council to reopen 2021 officer-involved shooting


Hold Como Accountable members are raising some concerns of theirs at the Columbia City Council meeting on Monday night.

The group is asking for Columbia City Council, the Columbia Police Department, and the Boone County prosecuting office, to reopen the case of Quillan Jacobs.

"We got access, group access, to a lot of the reports from the State Highway Patrol, Columbia Police Department, the autopsy report, the ballistic report," said Hold Como Accountable and Race Matters, Chriss Jones. "Tonight, I'm going to be talking about those inconsistencies including that there are the different accounts of what actually happened to the gun Quallin supposedly had."

Jones spoke at Monday nights council meeting, asking the city manager, De'Carlon Seewood, to reopen the investigation into the shooting.

"The coroner ruled that the event was a homicide," said Jones. "He had no gun residue on his hands."

On Nov. 14, 2021 the Columbia Police Department responded to reports of a shooting early Sunday morning that left one person dead and five others injured.

CPD's Chief of Police Geoff Jones said during a press conference that officers heard the gunshots around 3 a.m. and saw two people shooting at each other.

Jones said one suspect ran south on North 5th street while firing his weapon into a crowd of people.

Jones said the officers chased the 30-year-old man firing into the crowd, where he was eventually shot and killed by two CPD officers. Jones added that at 3:05 a.m. officers had located five other gunshot victims.

Just days after the shooting, Jacobs's sister Candice Gay spoke with ABC 17 News. Gay said the incident didn't sound like something her brother would do, and that the story didn't add up.

"This is a total surprise," Gay said. "I've been with him every day since I've been back in Columbia, he's with me all day every day and we never have guns."

According to police, they found the gun next to Jacobs' body after the shooting, however, Gay said she didn't know Jacobs owned a gun.

"We never have guns on us because I always have my kids with me and he doesn't do that type of stuff around kids," Gay said.

During the council meeting on Monday, Jones passionately said "remember Quillan Jacobs was a son, he was a bother, he was an uncle. He was a friend. Quillan Jacobs deserves justice. Quillans' family deserves justice. I am asking all members of the council, all members of staff, and all members of the public in the room and at home to join me and say his name, Quillan Jacobs."

Columbia City Council did not respond to Jones' comments aside from interrupting her for going over the allocated time.

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