Update: Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of an attempted murder suspect accused of shooting at a friend during an argument last week.

30-year-old Javaris Hammonds Blanks (DOB: 6-11-1988) turned himself in to CPD investigators yesterday afternoon. He is charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

At last check,  Hammonds Banks was still being detained at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center under a $100,000 surety bond set by a judge.

On April 12, 2019, Hammonds Blanks is accused of arguing with a male acquaintance and displaying a gun while driving along the 400 block of Greystone Boulevard near the I-126 overpass.

As the victim got out of the vehicle to run to safety, Hammonds Blanks allegedly fired multiple rounds at him. No one was injured during the incident. A witness provided valuable information to CPD officers to aid the investigation. Crime scene investigators also collected evidence from the incident.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.