Composite Sketch Released in Bentley Drive Shooting Incident

By October 15, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators are releasing a composite sketch of what a male suspect may resemble in connection with an overnight shooting incident.

The sketch, courtesy of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was devised based on initial witness information.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on October 15, 2019, CPD officers were dispatched to 4501 Bentley Drive, (The Reserve at Riverwalk Apartments) for a ‘shots fired’ call and found a 26-year-old female with non-life threatening injuries to the upper and lower body. As a result, she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Initially, CPD officers talked with several people at the scene and collected ballistic evidence for processing.

The possible suspect is described as being a slender black male with a thin mustache, possibly between 5’9” and 5’11” who was last seen wearing a dark hoodie.

Meanwhile, CPD investigators are working to determine the circumstances and motive for the shooting.

Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook encourages citizens with information about the incident to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

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