COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia police arrested two men being sought in a shots-fired incident at a busy west Columbia shopping center.
Gerrod Taylor, 20, and Dequan Hughes, 21, for their alleged roles in the incident that happened Monday. Columbia police were sent at 8 p.m. to a shots-fired call at Walmart on West Broadway. The incident continued with shots fired near the Hy-Vee gas station after those involved ran across the road, according to court documents.
Witnesses told police that Taylor and Hughes were involved in an altercation with two other men when shots were allegedly fired.
Both men are charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action.
Police arrested a third man, DeAngelo D. Hughes, 21, for the charge of tampering with evidence in a felony prosecution in connection with the shooting Wednesday.
All three suspects involved were in the Boone County Jail on Thursday.
Columbia police continue to investigate the shooting.