Teen arrested in Georgia faces murder charge from shooting in SC, Columbia police say


A teenager is facing a murder charge following a July 4 shooting where a male was killed, according to the Columbia Police Department.

In addition to murder, the 16-year-old also will be charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by person under 18, police said Saturday.

The teenager has not been publicly identified because he’s a minor.

The teen will be charged when he’s extradited from Georgia to South Carolina, according to police. He surrendered to law enforcement officers Friday in Bibb County, in the Macon, Georgia area, police said.

There was no word what the teen was doing in Georgia, or how he got there.

When the teen returns to South Carolina, he’ll be held in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The shooting happened Thursday at Woodland Terrace Apartments, according to police. That’s at 320 South Beltline Blvd., just south of Rosewood Drive, not far the Midlands Technical College Beltline campus.

The shooting stemmed from an argument between acquaintances, according to police. Information about why they were arguing was not available.

Officers found an injured male when they arrived at the scene, and he was taken to an area hospital where he died, police said.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has not publicly identified the victim or released his age.

No other injuries were reported in what police called an “isolated” shooting.



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