Man suspected of firing multiple shots at Columbia officer surrenders to Michigan police


A man suspected of firing multiple shots at a Columbia officer has surrendered to police in Michigan, authorities tell FOX 17 News.

TBI Top 10 Fugitive Jamal Gardner surrendered himself to police in Detroit, Michigan, where he is believed to have family. Investigators say Gardner fired multiple rounds at a Columbia Police officer during a traffic stop on Feb. 2 then continued unleashing gunfire in a highly populated residential area. Active warrants were issued for Gardner for attempted first degree murder of a police officer, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault among other charges.

Graphic body camera footage of the incident was released by Columbia Police in efforts to find Gardner.

The footage shows an officer jumping out of his police car before gunfire can be heard.

"Shots fired, shots fired," the officer said. "Shots fired, shots fired! He's got a rifle!"

The video reveals sounds of multiple gunshots fired as the officer calls for backup. The officer says he believes the suspect ran to the back of the house.

"Watch these windows. I'm not sure if he we went inside," the officer reports while taking cover behind his police cruiser.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies joined forces in the investigation.

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