Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - The suspect in an officer-involved shooting near Columbia from earlier this week has been released from the hospital and taken to jail.

Lexington County deputies identified the suspect Friday as 22-year-old Keylan Jambari Durham.

According to investigators, Durham was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, a task force that included officers from the Columbia Police Department, Richland County Sheriff's Department, and the State Law Enforcement Division attempted to take him into custody at the Brook Pines Apartments. However, deputies say Durham tried to get away from the officers, and drove his vehicle directly at a Columbia Police officer, hitting that person in the arm.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said earlier this week that the other officers responded by firing shots at the vehicle, hitting Durham and another person in the vehicle.

Both the officer and Durham were treated for non life-threatening injuries. It's unclear if the other person in Durham's car will face charges, or that person's exact condition.

Because of a potential conflict of interest, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department has been asked to investigate the shooting. Columbia Police and the Richland County Sheriff's Department will hold a joint news conference Monday to discuss the incident.


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