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.