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Columbia man charged with three felonies in shots-fired incident


Prosecutors have charged a man with three felony gun charges in a Sunday shots-fired incident in northeast Columbia.

Channing T. Williams, 27, was charged Thursday with shooting at a person, vehicle or building, armed criminal action and illegal gun possession. He was in the Boone County Jail on Thursday with no bond.

The Columbia Police Department SWAT unit along with its vice and street crime units raided a home in the 3400 block of Madrid Lane on Wednesday and found the vehicle and firearm used in the shots-fired incident, leading to Williams' arrest, according to a CPD news release. The vehicle had been damaged by gunfire, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Officers found evidence of gunfire, including damage to vehicles and a home. No one was injured.

According to the probable cause statement, footage from a Ring doorbell caught footage of the suspected vehicle and gunshots could be heard on audio.

Columbia police did a follow-up interview with a witness and the detective knew that Williams drove a vehicle seen in the footage and had recently been released from prison.

A tip from an anonymous citizen that reported Williams was involved in the shooting.

Police served a search warrant at a residence on Madrid Lane. Police found the suspect's vehicle, a white Chevy Camaro with bullet holes in the driver side of the vehicle and spent shell casins inside the vehicle.

Williams said during a post-Miranda statement that he was driving in the area but he returned fire after his car was shot from a four unknown men.

No lawyer was listed for Williams in online court records.

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Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.


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