Police: Arrest Made in Overnight Fatal Shooting

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Columbia Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead early Sunday morning at the 7400 block of Garners Ferry Road.

Columbia Police say Nicholas Reed Moses,19, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim at Shamoray Antonio Robinson, 18, of Columbia.

According to authorities, Moses and the Robinson attended a party with several other people before the shooting.

During the party, an argument occurred between Moses and a unidentified third party.

They say due to the fight, the Richland County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene where they shut down the party and dispersed the attendees. The victim then drove Moses and other individuals from the party.

Officers report that the unidentified third party pulled up alongside the victim's vehicle while they were traveling along Garners Ferry Road and began arguing with Moses.

Investigators say that during the argument Moses allegedly pulled out a firearm causing it to discharge, unintentionally striking Robinson who was driving.

Columbia Police responded shortly after and found the victim unresponsive in the roadway beside his vehicle at 7424 Garners Ferry Road.

EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Moses was taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Columbia Police Chief William "Skip" Holbrook says, "This is another tragic example of the unintended consequences related to gun violence and our youth."

Responding Police Officers were assisted by Richland County Sheriff's Deputies.


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