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Lott: 'Crazy' crime spree ends with officer-involved shooting
Monday, August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - One of the suspects involved in last week's officer-involved shooting at Brook Pines Apartments has been hit with three counts of attempted murder.

At a noon news conference, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the additional charges against 22-year-old Keylan Durham, who was wounded by officers in the Aug. 6 incident.

Durham has also been charged with shoplifting, carjacking, armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, and weapons possession.

Investigators says Durham and another suspect, 22-year-old Quentin Warner, were attempting to escape from CPD officers and Richland County deputies after a warrant was served against them in connection with a carjacking on Harbison Boulevard.

That's when the two men, officials say, hit a Columbia police officer with a car. Law enforcement agents at the scene opened fire on Durham's car and struck him.

Durham and the officer were both treated for their injuries and released. Warner, meanwhile, remains in the hospital and continues to recover from gunshot wounds. He has not yet been charged.

A third man, 21-year-old Devontae Xavier Bryant, who was arrested following a chase down Interstate 20 on Aug. 4, is charged with accessory to carjacking and failure to stop on police command.

"What we had was some individuals led by Mr. Durham who was just on crime spree," said Lott. "They were not going to stop until they were caught."

Lott said all three men had lengthy criminal backgrounds with charges including assault and battery and robbery.

"They just went crazy out here in the communty," said Lott. "They were robbing, they were stealing, and they were not going to stop."

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department took over the investigation into this incident since three law enforcement agencies -- CPD, RCSD, and SLED -- were all involved.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/26248803/lott-holbrook-to-discuss-brook-pines-shooting-in-noon-news-conference

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