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Jeremiah Johnson, 18, of Columbia, is in jail without bail (mug photo dated July 10, 2024 courtesy of Boone County Sheriff’s Department)

Columbia Police officers investigate an overnight shooting on Lincoln Drive on July 10, 2024 (Photo courtesy of CPD Facebook page)

A Columbia shooting suspect who was jailed without bail for Wednesday’s shooting on Lincoln Drive has ties to Little Rock, Arkansas, according to court documents.

Boone County prosecutors have charged 18-year-old Jeremiah Johnson with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Boone County District Judge Kevin Crane denied bail for Johnson, whose first court appearance will be Thursday afternoon via video at either 1:00 or 1:30 p.m.

Columbia police said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Lincoln Drive near Providence and Worley. CPD investigators said the victim was shot multiple times and suffered serious injuries. In the Columbia Police Department’s redacted two-page probable cause statement, Johnson is quoted as saying he walked onto Lincoln Drive to contact someone “about an argument.” Johnson said he was walking along Lincoln Drive and was shot before returning fire.

The Columbia Police Department’s investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Columbia Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.