The Columbia Police Department announces the arrests of two males in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred outside Rivers Edge Apartments last week.
According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Saequan Anderson (DOB: 2-11-2000) and Pierre Bouknight (DOB: 3-25-1988) are charged with Murder, Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.
** Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Booking Photograph of Anderson is not available **
CPD investigators believe the suspects spoke with the victim, identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as 30-year-old Stephen Michael Seegars before shots were fired. The duo is accused of stealing the victim’s belongings including his wallet before leaving the scene. There is no indication at this time that the victim was an acquaintance of the suspects.
On September 8, 2020, CPD officers were dispatched to 1 Catawba Circle shortly before 6:00 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Seegars in the parking lot with serious bodily injuries. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased on the scene. An autopsy by the Coroner’s Office indicated that Seegars died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) is assisting CPD with the investigation.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.