COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County Sheriff's Department arrested a man on charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Clinton Thomas, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after he shoved a woman and she died.    

According to deputies, they responded to the 700 block of Sharpe Road to reports of a fight. When they arrived, they found Thomas trying to move an unresponsive woman into a vehicle in hopes of rushing her to the hospital.

Responding deputies began administering first aid. The 33-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital once an ambulance arrived.

Witnesses said there was a large family gathering, when the 33-year-old and a different woman got into an argument. Thomas made his way through a crowd, shoving multiple people, including an elderly person.

When he reached the 33-year-old woman, he shoved her and she fell to the ground and hit her head on a concrete block. 

The woman was identified as Raekisha Masslieno, 33, of Alpha Court, Columbia, SC, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she was admitted on October 12. 

On Oct. 16, 2019, around 4 p.m., the woman died from her injuries at the hospital. An autopsy indicated the cause of death to be due to blunt head trauma.

Thomas was arrested and booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on Oct. 17.

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