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Suspect in officer involved shooting identified

Michael Haywood, 40, was shot by a Columbia Police officer after CPD says he resisted arrest while fighting another individual.


COLUMBIA (WACH) - Columbia Police have released the name of a suspect shot by a Columbia Police officer Thursday afternoon.


Michael Haywood, 40, was shot by a Columbia Police officer after CPD says he resisted arrest while fighting another individual.


He is charged with Assault on Police while Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature.


According to the department Haywood was shot in the lower body after assaulting an officer. The officer and the suspect were taken a hospital.

As of Friday morning, Haywood is still receiving treatment at a local hospital. Once released, he is expected to be transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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