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Man arrested after shooting sends two to hospital

Published On: Jan 11 2014 02:26:33 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 13 2014 02:38:53 PM CST
Damerian C. Cheatum

Damerian C. Cheatum


Columbia police arrested Damerian C. Cheatum Saturday night in relation to a shooting in central Columbia earlier in the afternoon.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at Grand Avenue and 3rd Avenue, across Providence Road from Hickman High School.

17-year-old Damerian Cheatum was identified Saturday as the gunman in the incident.

In a news release, Columbia police said Cheatum was wanted on an existing assault warrant and now for possible charges of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree assault.

Police confirmed to ABC 17 News at least ten shots had been fired. A 19-year-old male gunshot victim was transported from the scene by an ambulance.

A gunshot victim was found about 20 minutes later across town on Park De Ville Place, behind the Columbia Mall. Police at that scene told ABC 17 News the 37-year-old victim was also shot earlier on Grand Avenue.

As of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, there was no update on either of the victims' conditions.

Police told ABC 17 News that they think the men involved knew each other.

Stay with ABC 17 News and for updates on this developing story.


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