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Arrest Made in 2013 Murder Investigation

By March 1, 2016December 31st, 2016Press Releases

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Charles J. Byrd, Junior

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that a man currently in jail awaiting the disposition of a 2014 homicide case is now facing an additional murder charge.

Charles James Byrd, Junior (DOB: 11-9-1993) was served a Murder arrest warrant at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) this afternoon.

The warrant stems from an investigation that began at a Bailey Street home on November 13, 2013 when Byrd allegedly shot and killed Willie Gilmore.

CPD Investigators say the shooting was not a random act of violence and that the two men were seen arguing before the incident.

Byrd is currently housed at the ASGDC after being charged in May 2014 for the shooting death of Marcus Kennedy at a Cody Street home. A female who was also shot, survived her injury.

It’s believed that the 2014 incident was another isolated crime stemming from a previous argument/conflict with the victim.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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