Man Arrested in Farrow Road Shooting Investigation

Investigators with the Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Violent Crimes Against Persons Unit have charged a man in connection with a weekend shooting at a gas station.

20-year-old Antar Daralhaj is charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

On June 9, 2018, CPD officers initially responded to 3213 Farrow Road for a reported shooting.

Daralhaj was an employee at the Obama gas station at the time of the incident.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Daralhaj and a male customer were arguing about an overcharge for a gas purchase.

During the argument, the customer went behind the counter and allegedly became disorderly by cursing and shouting at Daralhaj to return the money.

While the customer was leaving the store, Daralhaj allegedly grabbed a gun and shot the man in the lower body.  The victim did not receive a life-threatening injury.

Daralhaj was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

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