Columbia Police Identify Suspects in Shooting

The two men who have been arrested in connection to a shooting on Crestview Drive on Sunday have been identified.

Barron Thompson Jr. and Monterio Truss are facing charges of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.


Officers responded to the area after receiving multiple calls of shots fired. Witnesses told officers 2 men in an older blue police car were shooting out of a car window. It was located later and determined to belong to Thompson.

Later a gray Ford Fusion returned to the area and picked up spent shell casings. That vehicle was located by an off-duty Columbia Police Officer, and the shell casings were recovered.

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