Two arrested after shooting
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
For a little over a week, Jefferson City police officers have been dispatched several times to the 900 block of East Dunklin Street for reports of shots being fired.
Three times officers arrived to find shell casings in the streets, but no suspects.
Officers were called to this same area Tuesday afternoon and after two foot pursuits, two people were taken into custody.
According to police, at approximately 2:50 p.m., there was a report of a large street fight involving more than 15 individuals in the area.
Authorities were told by area residents that two groups of individuals had been having a conflict in recent days, but the cause was unknown.
Upon arrival, an officer saw several subjects leave the area and then heard several shots fired.
Two subjects ran from the scene as other officers arrived.
One of the subjects ran south to East Elm Street, then westbound.
Officers found the subject, later arrested and identified as Timothy Lamar Williams Jr., a 20-year-old Jefferson City resident, hiding in a wooded area in the 700 block of East Elm Street.
A handgun was located by the police department’s K-9 unit near the arrest location.
Charges are being sought against Williams for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
As of Tuesday evening, he was being held in the Cole County Jail.
The second suspect fleeing the scene was located by officers in the 1000 block of East Elm Street at 3:29 p.m. and ran north across U.S. 50/63 near Chestnut Street.
An officer on the north side of the highway began pursuit of this subject west along U.S. 50/63 and was able to take him into custody near the intersection of Cherry Street and East Miller.
Charges of failure to obey an officer and resisting arrest are being sought against Chad T. Brewer, a 19-year-old Jefferson City resident.
No one was injured in this incident.