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Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm & Ammunition Charge After ShotSpotter Alert

October 6, 2020

Evidence presented to the court showed that early Sunday morning on September 15, 2019, officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a “ShotSpotter” alert of numerous shots fired on the Oakland Avenue. Upon canvassing the area, officers recovered numerous shell casings from the roadway. The investigation revealed that Sanders, a felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition, was in possession of two firearms, including a pistol with a 50-round drum magazine, as well as ammunition.