Arrest Made in Attempted Murder Investigation (Alcott Drive)

By February 7, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 33-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting of a man in North Columbia earlier this week.

A judge has denied bond for Bernard K. Breeland, Junior (DOB:7-25-1986). He’s charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. He’s housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

Breeland is accused of shooting a 22-year-old man multiple times in the lower body at Willow Run Apartments at 511 Alcott Drive on February 4, 2020.

At this time, investigators believe the isolated shooting stemmed from a prior altercation at the apartment complex and did not have direct ties to the fatal shooting that occurred at the same complex the previous day. The victim continues to receive medical treatment for his injuries.

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