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Home  |  News  |  Columbia Police Dept News Advisory Release 4-27-11

Columbia Police Dept News Advisory Release 4-27-11
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 
COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced today that a 22 year old male suspect fired multiple rounds from an AK-47 at Columbia Police Officers after exiting from an apartment located on the 2700 block of Blossom Street. Columbia Police returned fire striking and killing the suspect.

Chief Scott stated that the incident started at approximately 4:50am this morning (Wednesday, April 27th) when a Columbia Police Officer was shot once after he and his partner were conducting a traffic stop on a report of a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of King St and Wilmot Ave. The suspect fled in a black SUV.

Information gathered during the investigation led Columbia Police to the 2700 block of Blossom St to an apartment. Columbia Police established a perimeter and made contact with the suspect inside. The suspect then exited the apartment at approximately 7:05am firing an AK-47 at officers when he was shot.

Chief Scott further stated that the officer that was shot. The officer was wearing his CPD issued ballistic vest which stopped the round, but was transported by EMS to an area hospital out of precaution and will be released shortly.

Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts has identified the suspect as Blakely Hilton Jernigan (DOB: 2/7/1989) of Columbia, South Carolina. Corner Watts stated “The autopsy results are pending, but the suspect was shot after firing at Columbia Police Officers”.

Columbia Police, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Richland County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate.

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