5 Points Shooting Suspect in Court

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The suspect in a shooting that injured a University of South Carolina student in Five Points last year is in federal court Wednesday.

Michael Juan Smith is appearing for a pre-trial hearing on a firearms charge.

Columbia Police say Smith shot Martha Childress in Five Points on October 13th. Investigators say the man was targeting someone else and ended up hitting her with his gunfire.

The shooting left Childress paralyzed. Previous Coverage:Injured USC Student Returns Home

Smith is also facing multiple local charges related to the incident.


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