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Home  |  News  |  Columbia Police Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Columbia Police Officer Involved Shooting Incident
Friday, November 2, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces that early this morning around 12:00am officers were dispatched to 1810 Allen Benedict Court Apt B-3 in reference to a Criminal Domestic Violence Dispute. When the officer arrived, he was greeted by the 3rd party caller, who was not the victim. As the officer entered the apartment he could hear the assault taking place. The officer witnessed the male subject physically and violently assaulting the female victim and the officer immediately attempted to subdue the suspect.

The suspect then challenged the officer, attempting to grab the officer’s weapon. The officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. The suspect has been transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time. Chief Randy Scott and all command staff responded to the scene.

Columbia Police has asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate the shooting incident. Columbia Police Department will be pursuing criminal charges against the suspect.

The suspect’s name is Anthony Antron Walker (DOB 09-11-84) Black/ Male - Resides in Columbia.

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