Suspect in Fatal Columbia Shooting Arrested

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have arrested the suspect in connection with Tuesday's fatal shooting on Ervin Street.

Christopher Demetric Robinson, 35, was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators believe Robinson and the victim, 28-year-old Heyward Jackson, got into an argument, and during the confrontation, Robinson shot the victim. Police say Robinson then ran from the scene.

Witnesses flagged down a patrolling officer, who called paramedics to the scene. Jackson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police do not believe this way a random act, adding that the two men knew each other.


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