COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Columbia Police Department has arrested Montrez Ricketts in relation to an investigation to a shots-fired call Monday in a commercial area of north Columbia, the department wrote on Twitter.
Officers were sent to the 2400 block of Paris Road, where two vehicles were involved in an apparent gun battle, the Columbia Police Department said in a social media post. One of the vehicles crashed and three people ran from the car, police say.
CPD wrote that detectives with the Department’s Investigations Bureau identified Ricketts, 43, of Columbia, as a suspect. CPD said in its tweet that Ricketts was being held at the Boone County Jail. Boone County Sheriff's Office online records indicate he is being held without bond.
(1) We have arrested Montrez Ricketts, 43, of Columbia, in connection to the shots fired incident that occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. Nov. 28 in the 2400 block of Paris Road. He has been charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. pic.twitter.com/DDqOhIPXrE— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) November 29, 2022
Police say he has been charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.
(1) We are responding to a shots fired incident in the 2400 block of Paris Road. Two vehicles were involved in an exchange of gunfire. One of the vehicles crashed and thee individuals attempted to flee from that car on foot. We detained those suspects without incident. pic.twitter.com/9gxT3RGg3H— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) November 28, 2022
The second vehicle got away. No injuries have been reported. Others involved in the incident have been identified, according to CPD. The investigation is ongoing.
Other details were not immediately available.