COLUMBIA, S.C. — A fourth teen was named a suspect after shots were fired at several victims in two shootings last month.
Savion Jaquon Smith, 17, was arrested Friday at Shores at Elders Pond Apartments by Columbia police and U.S. Marshals.
Last week, police arrested three other teens in connection to the shooting incidents, which both occurred on the same night.
Police say the first incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. April 24 on the 2300 block of Marshall Street. During the incident, Smith, along with both 14-year-old suspects, reportedly tried to rob a 9-year-old and a 19-year-old.
When the victims tried to run away, the suspects fired several shots at them. Both victims were able to get away without injury, and no items were stolen.
About an hour later, Smith, one of the 14-year-old suspects and the 16-year-old suspect were involved in another attempted murder case. Police say they shot into a home on the 6200 block of Benedict Street with four victims inside: three boys ages 2, 12 and 15 and a 31-year-old woman.
None of the victims were shot, but their home did suffer property damage from the shooting.
All four suspects were booked into the Richland County Detention Center and now face several charges:
- Smith: Five counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, two counts of possession of a handgun by a person under the age of 18 and unlawful carrying of a pistol
- 14-year-old: Attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a handgun by person under 18.
- 14-year-old: Five counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a handgun by a person under 18.
- 16-year-old: Four counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during a violent Crime, unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a handgun by a person under 18.