Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation

By December 1, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have charged a 23-year-old male in connection with a shooting that occurred near Gervais Street last night.

Je’nell Burton (DOB: 3-28-1996) is charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Investigators believe that Burton agreed to meet a male and female who were attempting to sell sneakers at 2401 Millwood Avenue.  Shortly before 6 PM on Saturday (November 30, 2019), instead of purchasing the items, Burton allegedly pointed a gun at the couple.  As a result, the male victim discharged a firearm causing non-life threatening injuries to Burton’s hand and leg.  Burton was taken to a local hospital for treatment and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). At last check, Burton was still detained under a $75,000 surety bond set by a judge.

There were no other reported injuries during the incident.

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