Columbia Police responded to a call of shots fired inside Steak ‘n Shake restaurant, 1912 W. Worley St., at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 9. Officers found evidence of one shot having been fired into the ceiling. The suspect had already left the area prior to their arrival.
There were no injuries and only minor property damage.
During the investigation Columbia Police were able to identify a suspect, Reiss Alan Favinger, 19, of Columbia. The investigation revealed that Favinger was a Steak ‘n Shake employee who was upset due to pending employment issues.
Police immediately began searching the area and utilized a K-9 officer to assist. After a short search, Favinger was located approximately one block away.
Favinger was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Armed Criminal Action, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest. The firearm was recovered on his person when he was arrested.
Favinger was processed and remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail.
Anyone with additional 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: 2018-013702