Columbia Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook announces the arrest of a 28-year-old man in connection with this week’s fatal shooting on Carnegie Street.
Rasheed Kasim Jones (DOB: 2-1991) was arrested today at CPD Headquarters and charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. He’s currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).
Jones is believed to have been involved in an on-going altercation with the victim and acquaintance, identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Isaiah Thomas Martin, Junior.
Jones allegedly shot the victim in the upper body while at 1728 Carnegie Street on February 26, 2019. When officers arrived on scene, Martin was found injured in the parking lot and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.