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Robbers who claim to be FBI leave one man hospitalized

Columbia police are searching for four suspects after a home invasion and robbery Saturday in Columbia left one victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The Columbia Police Department said four suspects claiming to be with the FBI entered the home in the 1100 block of Eastland Circle around 10 p.m. and ordered the people inside to get on the ground.

Police said one victim was shot in the leg and was sent to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the robbers got away in a red truck with some of the victim's property.

The robbers were dressed in normal dark civilian clothes, police said.

"When we enter a home for enforcement action, law enforcement will always be clearly identifiable as police," Columbia police chief Geoff Jones said in a news release.

When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound and applied a tourniquet, according to the release.

"We will identify and arrest those who are responsible and would appreciate any help the community can provide," Jones said.

Police encourage anyone with information to call the department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Stay with ABC 17 News for more information on this developing story.

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Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto started working with ABC 17 News in June after graduating from California State University-Channel Islands with a degree in organizational communication. He reports weekday evenings and weekend mornings.



    1. Hey Max, thanks for your interest in the story.
      The video is from our 8 a.m. show.
      We received more information (i.e. suspect descriptions) around 11 a.m. and updated the story.
      Thats why there seems to be a contradiction.
      We always continue to update our stories as news breaks! Thanks again!

        1. Max, the press release from the Columbia Police Department says, “The initial investigation revealed that three black males and one white male entered the residence and ordered the occupants to the floor while claiming to be with the FBI. The suspects were not wearing clothing that identified them as any law enforcement agency, but rather were dressed in dark civilian clothing with their faces covered. The suspects left the scene with personal property belonging to a victim in a vehicle described as a red truck.”

          1. I read every article concerning this and never saw what you are talking about. I used both my phone and my computer. Never saw what you are talking about. I do not believe what you are saying. Why was it not on my computer screen?

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