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Arrest made in connection with Jefferson City shooting

Jefferson City police have found the person responsible for Thursday afternoon's shooting. (Elizabeth Hoffman/KRCG 13)

Jefferson City police say they have found the person responsible for Thursday afternoon's shooting.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on the 700 block of Maple Street. A man was shot in the head before his car crashed into a nearby building.

According to a department news release, members of the agency were able to follow up on various leads that resulted in taking an 18-year-old man into custody. The department has not released his name.

Authorities said charges will be submitted to the Cole County Prosecutor for assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

The agency also said no information will be released until after 8 a.m. Friday.

JCPD asks anyone with information to call the department at (573) 634-6400 as the investigation is still ongoing.

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