Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting Investigation | Fern Avenue

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that investigators have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting and ShotSpotter alert earlier this week.

Delrico Edmonds (DOB: 8-12-1990) is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

CPD officers located Edmonds at a Lexington County home around 11:00 p.m. yesterday with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Edmonds is accused of driving to the 3700 block of Fern Avenue shortly after 9:00 p.m. on May 23, 2020 and shooting the victim after an argument during the isolated incident between acquaintances.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim as 38-year-old Jamie Wooden (DOB: 3-11-1982). According to an autopsy, Wooden died from complications of a gunshot wound to the upper body.

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