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Suspect in south Columbia roundabout shooting jailed

Derrick Blackmon
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Derrick Blackmon


A Columbia man accused of shooting another man at a south Columbia roundabout in October was in the Boone County Jail on Wednesday morning.

Derrick D. Blackmon, 22, was jailed without bond on charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, illegal use of a weapon and other charges. The circumstances of his arrest on Tuesday were not clear. He was charged in November.

The shooting and crash happened Oct. 14 at Nifong Boulevard and Sinclair Road -- the intersection where Woodcrest Chapel church and Mill Creek Elementary School are located. A Columbia police officer was sitting in the school parking lot that evening when he heard about four gunshots and found two crashed vehicles -- a silver BMW and a black Ford Fusion -- at the roundabout, according to a probable cause statement.

A witness who had a dash camera in their vehicle captured the crash and showed the shooting and a person running from the scene. A detective identified Blackmon as the man who ran from the scene with a gun after the shooting, according to the statement.

The statement says Blackmon called emergency dispatchers on Oct. 18 and requested a call back from police but did not answer the phone when they called back.

Blackmon's initial court appearance was set for Wednesday afternoon.

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