Shooting suspect in custody after police chase
Updated On: May 09 2013 09:54:54 PM CDT
A man wanted by law enforcement is in custody Wednesday evening after leading officers on a chase then crashing into another car.
Boone County Sheriff's deputies attempted to pull over a black SUV on Highway WW for a traffic violation. The driver, Rashard Bigham, led deputies on a short chase into the El Chaparral neighborhood.
Bigham crashed into a red pickup, causing the pickup to roll over onto its side. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Residents told ABC 17 News a deputy and several neighbors were able to catch Bigham as he fled the scene.
During a search of the car, deputies found a stolen gun.
Bigham has multiple warrants out for his arrest, including first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Columbia police say he is a suspect in a shooting in east Columbia in November.
Officers think he shot a 17-year-old in the chest on Sugar Tree Lane and is connected to a separate shooting on Blue Ridge Road the same day.
Bigham was arrested on several charges Wednesday, including first-degree assault, felony resisting arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, felony property damage and possession of a controlled substance.
He is in the Boone County Jail as of Wednesday night. Bond for his charges total over $400,000.
Stay with ABC 17 News and abc17news.com for the latest on this developing story.
Copyright © 2013 KMIZ - The Networks of Mid-Missouri. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MU student found dead in house on N. William Street
Six time DWI offender arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated
Manhunt Monday: Mid-Missouri's most wanted October 20
Columbia police: homeless man started 6 different fires
Council votes against changes to marijuana ordinance
Police: woman died of heroin overdose in Jefferson City
Update on DSS call center
Apple Pay launches Monday: is it safe?
Jaynes Affirmation: A farewell to Jennie Jaynes Stadium
Jefferson City Passes Budget