A Columbia man has been arrested in connection to a shooting in the 2200 block of Clark Lane early this morning (Sat.). While conducting the investigation, officers were notified that a female victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound had walked into a local emergency room. The Columbia Police Department identified the suspect as 28-year old Darrius L. Davis and he was arrested for domestic assault in the first degree, assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence.


Columbia Police responded to the 100 block of Benton Street late Friday night for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers located an adult female victim, who had sustained serious physical injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The suspect was identified as 30-year old Travis D. Groce, of Columbia. At approximately 2am, officers located Groce in the 1100 block of Jewell Avenue and took him into custody for first degree domestic assault.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department (573.874.7652) or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.