Columbia Police Department officers are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last night in North Columbia.
According to Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook, CPD officers received a Shotspotter alert and responded to the 1000 block of Bailey Street (The Colony Apartments) at approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020.
After circulating the area, they found the 30-year-old male victim with serious injuries outside and rendered aid until EMS arrived on scene. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, has identified the victim as Antonio Tyquell Demon Burkett (DOB: 9-1-2020). He was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
Officers have collected evidence from the crime scene and are in the process of gathering additional information about the incident.
Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about the shooting to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.
DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.