West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - West Columbia police have announced they're searching for a suspect in connection with an apartment shooting that left one dead and two injured.

Officers are searching for 25-year-old Damien Lavar Ritter.

Police say a trio of victims was shot Thursday inside at a set of apartments located at 925 Glenn Street.

Samir Bernard, 26, was killed in the incident. One of the other victims was in critical condition, while the other had non life-threatening injuries, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Damien Ritter
West Columbia Police Department

Police say Ritter should be considered armed and dangerous. He's believed to be riding a reddish in color 2007 Chevy Tahoe with South Carolina tag 883 9LW.

West Columbia Police

If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact the West Columbia Police Department at (803) 794-0721 or Midlands Crimestoppers at 1- 888-CRIME-SC.