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Home  |  News  |  THIRD ARREST IN MCDONALD’S SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

THIRD ARREST IN MCDONALD’S SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

 
COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces the arrest of a third man in connection with a shooting at a local McDonald’s restaurant last month.

Rayski Walters (DOB: 7-8-1989) is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Pistol, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Violent Crime, and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Walters is accused of being at the incident location at the time of the shooting.

Torance Lamar Peoples (DOB: 12-20-1991) was previously charged with Seven Counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Violent Crime and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Conveyance.

Terrell Lamont Bethel, (DOB: 12-17-1988) was previously charged with Seven Counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Conveyance, Drug Possession and Failure to Stop on Police Command.

On Saturday, September 15, 2012, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Peoples and Bethel allegedly fired a gun into a crowd at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 2911 Two Notch Road.

Preliminary information suggests that Peoples and Bethel were a part of at least two groups that were arguing in the parking lot.

Three people were hit by bullets. A male victim was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead by medical staff.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has previously released the victim’s name.

The other victims were shot in the arm and hip.

It is believed that the groups were involved in a verbal and physical altercation that resulted in a shooting.

CPD continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

More arrests are pending.

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