Posted 9/19/23

Columbia Authorities took a man into custody following a Saturday shootout involving multiple people.

The Columbia Police Department responded to a shooting incident involving a large group who had gathered on Woodland Street Saturday.

Officers were at the scene as individuals on both sides of the street allegedly started exchanging gunfire.

Authorities said they detained Te’Kwantarius Dion Johnson after seeing him firing a handgun in the crowd.

Even though several vehicles and nearby structures were hit by gunfire, there are no reports of anybody being shot during the incident.

One person was hit by a vehicle as it fled the scene and had minor injuries.

Johnson was charged with attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Additional arrests may be made in connection with this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Columbia Police Department at 931-560-1670, the department’s 24-hour dispatch at 931-388-2727.