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Man arrested after shooting at West Broadway Walmart

Jamie Anton Jackson, 18, is charged in a shooting at Walmart on West Broadway in Columbia.
Boone County Jail
Jamie Anton Jackson, 18, is charged in a shooting at Walmart on West Broadway in Columbia.

Columbia police confirm shots were fired at Walmart on West Broadway Friday.

According to police, Jamie Anton Jackson, 18, was in a restricted area of the Walmart with a firearm and an extended magazine in his waistband. An employee apparently approached the man, and after a physical confrontation managed to get the magazine away from the Jackson.

Jackson then fled to the front of the store and began shooting inside the front area of the store. No one was hurt.

The suspect fled the scene at Walmart. Columbia police said a concerned citizen confirmed the suspect drove to a nearby hotel, where authorities arrested Jackson.

According to online arrest records, Jackson was taken into custody by Columbia police at The Drury Inn, located at 1000 Knipp Street.

Jackson is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, property damage, stealing a firearm, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a defaced firearm and making a terrorist threat. 

He is being held at the Boone County Jail without bond.

"I want to thank the citizens and the officers who helped to locate and identify the suspect in this incident," Geoff Jones, the chief of Columbia police said. "This is another example of our community working together to keep us all safe. If you see something, say something, which is a simple act that can keep our community safer."

A spokesperson with Walmart said they are aware of the incident and cooperating with authorities.

“We’re thankful no customers or associates were harmed in this incident. Their safety is always our first priority. We appreciate the quick response by Columbia police and are glad they’ve apprehend the suspect. We’ll continuing working with law enforcement as they investigate.” 

Spokesperson for Walmart

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  1. The child he endangered was mine.. that was extremely traumatic. But I felt the shooters fear tho he was just as scared as I was.. he told us we could go.. as soon as we got out of the store he started shooting.. I have had a gun pointed in my face.. but when your holding your child so close to you. It hits different.. all you can do is pray to God.

      1. Myself, and no one I know, ever shot up a store, at any age. If you condone this, because of his age, you are an enabler, and are part of the problem. This is not the normal behavior, of a sane person. He needs a lot of help, and that would start, with a lot of discipline.

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