Columbia Police responded to a 911 call indicating that a man had been shot at 200 Church Street in Columbia last Wednesday.
As a result of preliminary investigation, law enforcement found that 28-year-old Dante Sangster of Columbia, went to the home of 46-year-old Michael “Ed” Dial of Columbia at 200 Church Street and Sangster was armed with a semi-automatic handgun on the morning of March 28.
After a short interaction between Dial and Sangster at the doorway, a single shot was fired by Dial striking Sangster in the neck. Dial subsequently called 911 and CPD officers and the Adair County Sheriff’s office arrived on scene.
Once the scene was secure, Adair County EMS began treatment to the gunshot wound. Sangster was transported to T.J. Health of Columbia and was later transferred to Russell County Airport by EMS where they met PHI Air Medical helicopter transport. PHI airlifted Sangster to University of Louisville where he is still listed in critical condition.
As of now, the investigation has revealed that Sangster had made multiple verified threats against the lives of Dial and/or his family members. Some threats were made as recent as within an hour of the incident.
Dial was uninjured in the altercation and was detained by Columbia Police shortly after the incident.
At this time, no charges are expected to be filed against Michael Ed Dial. The case remains under investigation by CPD Sgt. Jr. Murphy.