Persons of Interest Sought; Hit & Run – Attempted Murder Investigation

By April 6, 2016 December 31st, 2016 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that Investigators are working to identify and locate three persons of interest related to a hit and run investigation.

It’s believed that two males and a female were involved in verbal and physical altercation with the 18-year-old female victim and her friends near 748 Harden Street on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

The people involved in the altercation match the description of the persons captured on surveillance video. Investigators want to talk with them about what they may know about the hit and run case.

During the course of the investigation, officers have determined that the initial fight carried over to the parking lot of 700 Harden Street.

Following the altercation, someone intentionally hit the victim with a car, dragging her several yards before speeding away from the scene. She remains at the hospital.

As a result, the victim suffered a broken ankle and road rash. A male victim was also struck by the car but was not seriously injured.

The suspect who hit the victim was possibly driving a white, older model car with tinted windows. The vehicle may have passenger side and under carriage damage.

Investigators have talked with the victim and several witnesses, and will continue to search for any additional surveillance video in the area.

Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information regarding the whereabouts of the person of interest to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.