COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia police have now detained two juveniles and arrested an 18-year-old man in connection after shots were fired at officers downtown early Thursday.
Police said Thursday afternoon that a second juvenile had been detained in connection with the shooting -- which did not injure officers -- at Ash and Orr streets. The Columbia Police Department said earlier in the day that officers had arrested an 18-year-old man and detained a juvenile.
A release from the police department said Anthony Stapleton, of Columbia, was arrested in connection with the shooting.
Officers with the Columbia Police Department originally attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday.
That vehicle eventually crashed at the intersection of Ash and Orr streets, after a short chase, police said. The release said the shooting suspects got out of the car and ran from the scene.
Police used K-9 units to make a perimeter -- eventually arrested Stapleton and detain the juvenile. At least one suspect is still on the run, according to the release.
Stapleton has been booked into the Boone County Jail, according to online records.
Stapleton is charged with 1st-degree assault, armed criminal action, stealing - firearm and 2nd-degree tampering with motor vehicle.
According to online court filings, Stapleton's bond was denied and is "a danger to the community."
Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene. One of the police vehicles was also damaged in the shooting, police said.
Police at the scene told ABC 17 News there were no injuries in the crash or shooting.
CPD said one parking meter had minor damage. The vehicle was towed from the scene.