Shooting At Columbia Apartment Deemed Justified

Sheriff Leon Lott announces that a homicide at a Columbia apartment complex has been determined to be justified.

On Feb 6 around 5 p.m., deputies responded to 310 Ross Rd (Gable Hill Apartments) after receiving reports of an unresponsive man. Deputies arrived to find a man inside of an apartment who was deceased. He appeared to have a gunshot wound to the upper body and evidence of a shooting was observed in the apartment.

During the investigation, it was discovered that two juveniles were at home when they saw a man trying to break in. The juveniles hid but when the man entered the apartment, he fired at them. One of the juveniles shot back with a weapon that was in the home and struck the intruder.

“We continue to lose young people to gun violence,” Sheriff Lott said. “This community problem will only continue until we get parents and young people involved in the solution. Let’s pray and work together before we lose another life.”

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