Columbia police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting incident Wednesday evening in which at least one house was hit by gunfire.
Jovon Sanford, 18, from Columbia, has been charged with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, and reckless endangerment.
Police said they found him Friday night in the 500 block of Avenue N. He was arrested, arraigned and committed to county prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Police said another individual, Garrett Ryan Hernandez, 19, of Lancaster, tried to interfere with Sanford's arrest. Hernandez allegedly tried to open the door of a police vehicle where Sanford was being detained and tried to block the vehicle from leaving.
Police charged Hernandez charged with obstruction of the administration of law.
At least one house in the 100 block of South Fourth Street was struck by gunfire in the Wednesday incident, which happened around 7:40 p.m.
Police said someone exited a white Ford Explorer SUV and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a person, allegedly Sanford, walking in the 300 block of Avenue J.
The pedestrian fired multiple shots toward the other person, who returned to the SUV and drove off, police said.
Police said the SUV has been located and its owner identified.