Columbia Police officers responded to a local hospital last night after a female victim, 17, arrived with a gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Southpark Drive. The victim was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Columbia Police officers, as well as detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Evidence Team responded. With the assistance of University of Missouri Police officers, multiple people who had arrived with the victim were detained for questioning.
During the investigation, Deondray West, 18, refused to follow officers' directives and attempted to push past officers after being detained. A struggle ensued in which West kicked and struck an officer several times. West proceeded to resist and kicked a second officer. West was arrested at 11:02 p.m. for Felony Third Degree Assault, Felony Resisting Arrest, and three (3) counts of Misdemeanor Fourth Degree Assault with bonds to be set by the Court.
Additionally, Roderick Kemp, 18, was detained during the investigation and attempted to pull away from officers as he was being escorted out of the hospital. Kemp was arrested at 10:20 p.m. for Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest with a bond to be set by the Court.
A male juvenile, 14, was also taken into custody at 10:20 p.m. for Misdemeanor Fourth Degree Assault and Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest with disposition to be handled by the Juvenile Office.
There have been no arrests made at this time connected to the victim receiving the gunshot wound. The investigation is on-going.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
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