Second suspect in fatal Columbia shootout arrested

One teenager died and four others were injured as a result of the shooting Monday night.
Second person arrested in deadly shooting in Columbia
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 11:57 AM CDT
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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WSMV) - Police have arrested a second suspect in a shootout incident that left one teenager dead and four others injured in Columbia.

I’Yauntis Jamel Miller, 19, was arrested in connection to the Monday night shooting, according to the Columbia Police Department. Now, police have arrested the second shooting suspect, Amier Hill.

Hill was wanted by police for attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault, according to police. He was believed to be driving a blue 2010 Honda Civic with TN tag number 409BJXF.

Police said Hill could have been in possession of a firearm and was to be considered armed and dangerous.

On Monday, officers responded to a shooting at around 6 p.m. on Beech Street. Police said eight male subjects who knew each other became involved in an altercation that led to gunfire.

Thomas Jack Keiser, 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Maury Regional Medical Center, police said. A second 19-year-old was transported and remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Three others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting.

Anyone who knows of Hill’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Columbia Police Department at 931-560-1670.