Contact: Sergeant Joe Bernhard
Columbia Police Department
Public Relations Unit/Mounted Unit supervisor
UPDATE---COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING AT FOREST AVE AT GRAND AVE
A suspect has been identified in the shooting which occurred earlier today
at Forest Av at Grand Av. The suspect is Damerian C. Cheatum, DOB
03-27-96, of Columbia. Columbia Police have probable cause to arrest
Cheatum for First Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful
Use of a Weapon. Cheatum also has an existing warrant for his arrest for
Third Degree Assault.
Cheatum should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with who
comes into contact with Cheatum, or knows his whereabouts, should call
their local enforcement agency, or dial 911.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Further updates will be released
as appropriate. There is no photo available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Columbia
Police Department, 573-442-6131, or Crime Stoppers, 875-TIPS (8477), to