Arrests Made in Shooting Investigations

By April 28, 2020 News

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have made two arrests in connection with separate shooting investigations.

In the first incident, 19-year-old Melvin Antonio Stukes has been charged in connection with a domestic-related shooting incident that occurred on April 24, 2020 at Woodland Terrace Apartments at 320 South Beltline Boulevard. The male victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Stukes was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.  A judge set a $200,000 bond.

In the second incident, 21-year-old Mani Melissa May is accused of shooting in the direction of a small group at 3643 Falling Springs Road on April 25, 2020, and striking one person. The victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Investigators believe the motive for the shooting stemmed from a family dispute. May was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Breach of Peace of a High and Aggravated Nature. A judge set a $20,000 bond.

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