Suspect turns himself in following parking lot shootings

No one was injured during the shootings.

A Columbia man turned himself in to the Columbia Police Department following shootings Monday night.

A parking dispute in the driveway of 805 N. Garth Ave. began between the suspect, Edward C. Jones, and a female victim, according to a news release.

CPD spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said it was Jones' driveway.

The female victim exited her vehicle and walked away from the scene toward Garth and Fourth avenues. According to the news release, Jones followed the victim, pulled a gun and fired one shot at her. After returning to his driveway, he fired two shots in the air.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Jones then left in his vehicle. Officers found the vehicle later in a parking lot just south of 2001 Newton Drive with the gun that was believed to be used in the shooting.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jones turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

"I think he found out that we were looking for him, so he thought it was best to come in," Stroer said.

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