Update: Initial information at crime scene wasn't true
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 18:55:31 GMT —
Update: Tuesday Sept. 7 at 6 p.m.:
Police said initial information was wrong at the crime scene yesterday. When they first arrived Eric Jamison told them he acted in self defense, that ended up not being true according to Columbia Police Spokesperson Jessie Haden.
She said, "That is not all that unusual, sometimes police officers arrive on a scene and information that we receive preliminarily is not accurate. People do not always tell us the truth so its very important for us to investigate."
I nvestigate is what they did. They found that the victim, Crestful Williams had planned to get his personal belongings from the apartment. He called ahead to make sure his ex-girlfriend new he was coming.
N eighbor Shannon Mace said she didn't hear anything before the incident, "A friend of mine called me and said "Shannon what's going on on your street?" so I didn't hear anything, but when I got up and looked out my front door I was like "WOW".
N eighbors said they didn't know any of the people involved.
Update: Tuesday Sept. 7 at 11:22 a.m.:
Boone County Prosecutor formally charged Eric D. Jamison with second degree murder, armed criminal action, first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Jamison told police that the victim, Crestful J. Williams was coming over to pick up his belongings from his girlfriends apartment and wanted to be present because he was jealous.
Jamison was at the apartment with his girlfriend and three children. Williams arrived at the apartment with a friend to help him pick-up the belongings.
Jamison shot Williams multiple times after an argument turned ugly. Jamison then shot his girlfriend in the leg.
Williams TM friend then ran to and picked up a 3-year-old child in an attempt to protect the child. Jamison threatened to shot the friend if he didn TMt leave the residence.
The friend and child were able to leave safely.
Jamison told police that Williams argued with the female and assaulted her. Jamison continued to say that Williams produced a handgun and that TMs when Jamison shot Williams.
Police said in a news release that Jamison TMs account does not match statements from other witnesses.
Update: Tuesday Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.:
Columbia police made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of Crestful J. Williams.
Columbia Police investigators arrested Eric D. Jamison around 11:00 p.m. Monday. Jamison was transported to the Boone County Jail, where he remains at this time.
Jamison was arrested for second degree murder, armed criminal action, first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.
Update: Monday, Aug. 6 at9:50 p.m.
Columbia Police are sorting out a complicated crime scene, where 21-year old Crestful J. Williams of Columbia was shot to death Monday afternoon.
Right before lunch time, shots and screams were heard at Lakewood Apartments. They were coming from 219 Anita Court Apt. 12.
Five minutes later the first officer arrived on the scene and found 21-year Williams shot to death and his ex-girlfriend wounded. She was shot in the leg.
Police said Williams was shot in the lower abdomen, the back of the torso, and one near the base of the skull and neck area.
There was no mystery about who shot Williams; it was the woman's current boyfriend.
"The male boyfriend who was inside the apartment that did the shooting was cooperative with officers upon our arrival and did implicate himself in the shooting, Columbia Police Dept. Jessie Hayden said.
Hayden said when officers arrived on the scene they took the suspect into custody and brought him back to the police department to interview him. She also said that there haven TMt been any charges filed yet.
"I know a lot of the information seems sketchy, seems very preliminary and we don't have a lot of details to fill in for you yet. That TMs really because there are multiple people to interview and the crime scene is complicated too, Hayden said. Right now all our officers and detectives are busy either processing evidence or conducting interviews."
Police know there were multiple guns in the apartment, but they don't know who shot the woman.
While police look for answers they'll also be watching the neighborhood, all night.
A group of people gathered outside of the apartment building shouting obscenities and making threatening gestures because they were upset about the situation.
"Anger, jealousy, resentment; those types of emotions can still run high among family members, friends, acquaintances, and love ones; so second disturbances can break out, Hayden said.
This isn't the first time police have been called to the Lakewood Apartments; in fact, police said they go there a little more than once a week.
Hayden said police have been called to Anita Court 62 times since the first of January.
Minus, follow up-calls and traffic violations, the number stands at about 42, which means police are responding to problems at Anita Court about five times a month.
Update: Monday, Aug. 6, at 3:30 p.m.
Columbia police said one of the people involved in the shooting died.
Police said three people called 911 just after 11 a.m. on Monday to report shots fired.
When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man dead inside the apartment. Police said he went there to see his ex-girlfriend. When he arrived, police say the woman TMs current boyfriend shot the man.
The 22-year-old woman also suffered a gunshot injury in her leg. Police are still investigating who fired that shot.
Witnesses told police there may have been one or more people inside the apartment at the time.
Investigators, officers, and members of the Columbia Police Department TMs Forensic Evidence Team are still on the scene collecting evidence. Other officers continue to interview people involved in the incident at the hospital and the police department.
Officers are still notifying the victim TMs family members, so police are not releasing his name at this time. They expect to release that information later Monday night.
Columbia police are investigating a shooting.
At about 11:10 a.m. on Monday police were called to 219 Anita Court off East Walnut. That TMs in between Stephen TMs Park and the Columbia Country Club.
An ambulance was called for a potential gun shot victim.