BOONE COUNTY – A Columbia woman was charged Friday after allegedly threatening children with a gun in a local home on Wednesday.
The suspect, Patrice Whitaker, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal acts.
According to a probable cause statement, Whitaker arrived at a residence on June Lane with a handgun and got into an argument with the residents. She then brandished the gun and pointed it at the home, which was home to seven children, the statement said.
Witnesses told police Whitaker said she “didn’t care about anyone inside and that she would kill everyone”. The statement also said Whitaker aimed the gun at a window leading into the living room of the residence, where all the children were.
Before fleeing the area, Whitaker raised the gun in the air and fired a single shot, the statement said.
She was unable to be found by officials after she fled, but as of Friday afternoon she was listed without bail on the Boone County Jail. No hearings are scheduled in the case.