City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7671
policepio@CoMo.gov

Juvenile detained in reported weapons incident in 2000 block of Arlene Drive on June 25

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

At approximately  9 p.m., on June 25, Columbia police responded to a weapons incident in the 2000 block of Arlene Drive. 

Columbia police detained one 12-year-old male juvenile suspect for fourth-degree assault in relation to brandishing what the victim reported as a gun and threatening the victim. The investigation revealed it was a BB gun, which can be easily perceived as a real gun. 

The juvenile suspect was released to his guardian.

This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.

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

Case number 2020-005446



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