Man Faces Charges After Shots Fired at Large Crowd in Columbia

Te’Kwantanrius Dion Johnson (Columbia Police Department)

September 17, 2023 – On September 16th, the Columbia Police Department responded to a shooting incident involving a large group which had gathered in the 800 block of Woodland Street.

Officers were on scene as gunfire began to be exchanged between individuals on both sides of the street. Officers detained 20-year-old Te’Kwantarius Dion Johnson who they witnessed firing a handgun in the crowd.

Several vehicles and structures nearby were struck by gunfire, but there have been no reports of any person being shot during this incident. One individual sustained a non-life-threatening injury when he was struck by a vehicle as it fled the scene. All other persons involved fled the scene and have not yet been identified.

Te’Kwantanrius Dion Johnson was charged with attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and is being held at the Maury County Sheriff’s Department.

This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be forthcoming.

Any person with additional information that may assist in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of Columbia Police Department at 931-560-1670, Columbia Police Department Dispatch (24 hours) at 931-388-2727, Maury County Crimestoppers at 931-381-4900, or Columbia Police SAFE Tip Email to [email protected].

Source:  Columbia Police Department


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