Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating three persons of interest in connection with an overnight hit and run /attempted murder investigation that critically injured a male.
Investigators with CPD’s Violent Crimes Against Persons Unit (VCAP) and Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) are investigating the crime. Officers believe the men have valuable information regarding the case and need to identify and speak with them.
Preliminary Case Information:
According to Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook, CPD officers were dispatched to 1001 Harden Street at approximately 2:00 a.m. (today) and found the victim unresponsive in the parking lot with serious injuries. Officers rendered aid to the man by using a department-issued medical kit before EMS arrived.At last check, medical staff advised CPD that the victim was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.
Preliminary information indicates that the victim was seen arguing with several people in the parking lot. At least one of the males hit the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. Moments later, the people associated with the group, intentionally ran over the victim with a vehicle described as an SUV or van before leaving the scene.
Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about the incident to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.
DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.