(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred on June 27 in the 900 block of Madison Street. Perry D. Bradshaw Jr., 38, of Columbia, has been taken into custody and is facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The incident took place at approximately 7:15 p.m. when officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, they found an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, it was discovered that a dog owned by the victim's roommate had run from the residence during the shooting. The dog was later found by an officer and placed in an air-conditioned patrol car for safety until it could be reunited with its owner. Unfortunately, after being checked on periodically throughout the investigation, the dog was found deceased approximately two hours later.

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The Columbia Police Department has expressed their condolences to the owner of the dog and with their permission, the animal has been transferred to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine for further analysis.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous. The case number for this incident is 2024-005429.

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