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Home  |  News  |  Richland County deputies: North Columbia shooting victim was drug robbery suspect

Richland County deputies: North Columbia shooting victim was drug robbery suspect
Monday, April 1, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC — The man who was shot Thursday afternoon in the Belmont neighborhood was one of four suspects in an attempted drug robbery, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department release.

Rashad Bright, 22, and Shyking Sermon, 21, and Herbert Smalls, 20, were all charged with armed robbery after deputies found a man with a single gunshot wound to the upper body while responding to a shots-fired call in the 500 block of Alcott Drive, off Fairfield Road, the release states.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they saw a silver 2004 Hyundai sedan quickly driving away.

Officers stopped the car and found the gunshot wound victim sitting in the car’s passenger seat. The man was taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

Witnesses told investigators that the man was shot while he and the three other suspects tried to steal a woman’s drugs.

Bright, Smalls and Sermon are all being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Additional arrests could be made as the investigation continues, according to the release.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/2013/03/29/2699444/richland-county-deputies-north.html#wgt=rcntnews

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