Columbia Police investigate shots fired incident in the area of Bethel Street and Nikki Way, Jan. 13

Columbia Police officers responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday, Jan. 13 at approximately 5:10 a.m., in the area of Bethel Street and Nikki Way.

Officers made contact with a resident who reported that he observed suspects rummaging through his vehicle around 5 a.m. The victim reported that after confronting the suspects, they entered a gray or silver-colored SUV and fled the area. The victim reported the suspects fired shots at him from the vehicle in which they fled.  

Officers located damage to the victim’s vehicle from gunshots, along with several shell casings. 

There were no injuries reported during this incident. 

The victim reported four suspects were possibly in the vehicle but was only able to provide a description for two of them. 

The first suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5’9 with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans, a red shirt, white shoes and a red face mask. The second suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a red/white striped shirt and white shoes.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time.

If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Case number 2021-000416

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