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Columbia police tie Old 63 shooting suspect to crime through rental car

Police investigate a shooting Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in the 900 block of Old 63 North in Columbia.
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Police investigate a shooting Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in the 900 block of Old 63 North in Columbia.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Prosecutors have filed six felony charges against a man wanted in connection with a midday shooting on a city street.

Police are looking for Jeffrey D. Tubbs of Columbia in connection with a shooting on Old 63 North on Wednesday that left a man in critical condition. A witness told ABC 17 News that a gray passenger car and white Dodge truck exchanged shots in the middle of the street. The shooting victim was driving the car, the witness said.

The passenger in the car with the victim said the Dodge pulled in front of them, causing them to stop, police say.

Witnesses described the white Dodge to police, who later found the truck outside The Links apartments in northeast Columbia. The truck was registered to the Hertz rental car company, which told investigators that Tubbs had rented the vehicle, according to a probable cause statement.

Police got a search warrant for Tubbs' apartment at The Links and found blood leading from the truck to the door, the statement says. They also found blood and broken glass inside the apartment after witnesses said the shooter punched out the victim's car window during the confrontation, the statement says. The car also had three bullet holes in the driver's side door.

The shooting victim, who was hit several times in the legs, identified Tubbs as the shooter, police say.

Tubbs is charged with first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He was wanted on a no-bond arrest warrant and was not in the Boone County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

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