City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201


September 16, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

Columbia Police arrest wanted suspect in the 400 block of College Ave., Sept. 16


On Sept. 16, Columbia Police arrested Tori A. Rose, 31, of Columbia on multiple felony warrants, including a federal warrant from the United States Marshal Service. Prior to his arrest, Rose had active state warrants for first degree burglary, domestic assault, stealing, tampering with a motor vehicle, two counts of felony resisting arrest and a federal weapons charge.

At approximately 2:02 p.m. on Sept. 16, officers went to investigate a report of a burglary in the 400 block of College Ave. and observed the wanted suspect as a person of interest. Rose initially fled in a vehicle, and then continued to flee on foot into the apartments in the area.

When officers attempted to make contact with Rose, he barricaded himself in the residence. Officers proceeded to request additional resources which included members of the Violent Crimes Task Force, Crisis Negotiations Team, Street Crimes Unit, K-9 unit, Criminal Investigations Division and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. 

The BearCat, a personal protective vehicle, was also positioned at the scene. After approximately two and a half hours of negotiations with the Patrol and Street Crimes Units and several rounds of tear gas being deployed, Rose surrendered.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.  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 2020-008752


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