On Oct. 2, Columbia police arrested Dajon Gulley, 23, of Columbia for the charges of felon in possession of a firearm and resisting arrest in the parking lot of McDonald's, located at 500 E. Nifong Blvd. E.
At approximately 1:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard near the 3900 block of Buttonwood Dr.
At approximately 2 p.m., officers were in the area of the incident and were flagged down by a witness who reported that a black male wearing a white hoodie and white shorts appeared to be carrying a heavy object that was concealed in his pocket, which the witness thought was a gun.
Officers observed an individual who fit the description described by the witness walking towards McDonald's. The officers observed a weighted object as well. Once the individual saw the officers, he fled on foot and attempted to hide behind a vehicle that was occupied by an adult female and juveniles.
Officers also observed Gulley appear to throw an object under the vehicle before he jumped inside the vehicle in an attempt to flee. Officers detained Gulley after he resisted arrest. Gulley was transported by officers to a local hospital for further evaluation.
The firearm in question was seized as evidence. Several shell casings were located in the area of Buttonwood Drive, but no injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
At this time, it is not clear if Gully was directly involved in the shots fired incident.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time. If you saw something, say something. Anyone with information about these incidents are urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case Numbers: 2020-009393 and 2020-009396