Columbia Police catch attempted murder suspect

Dennis James Brevard, 27

COLUMBIA (WACH) - Columbia Police have a suspect they say ran away after officers tried to arrest him.

Spokesperson Jennifer Timmons said Columbia Police are charging Michael Caidoy McDuffie, 25, with five crimes, the most serious of which are attempted murder and posession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

The CPD fugitive team was trying to arrest McDuffie when officers say he tried to escape. He was caught a few minutes later.

Officers say McDuffie allegedly shot at Dennis James Brevard, 27, who is accused of shooting back at McDuffie. Brevard was arrested last month.

Neither man was hurt in the shootout.

The State Law Enforcement Division helped with today's arrest.