Officers gained control of the scene quickly and began on scene investigations. After interviewing parties at the scene and obtaining witness statements two arrests were made.
John Thompson, 40, of Columbia was located a short distance from the scene and was taken into custody. He has been charged with menacing, trespassing 3rd degree, and assault 2nd degree; a class C felony. Thompson according to statements struck one individual with a concrete cinder block. Victim was attended to by EMS for a head wound but was not transported.
Additionally Cody Woolridge, 22, of Columbia was charged with four counts of wanton endangerment of Police Officers 1st degree as well as tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, after admitting to Officers he had fired the handgun which was later locating inside a nearby residence.
Officer Trevor Foster was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Deputies Joey Keith and Chandler Staten as well as Officer Jordan Dean. Chief Jason Cross and Sergeant Charles Greer and Sheriff Josh Brockman were also called to scene. No one was injured as a result of gunfire.