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Crimestoppers: Update- Fatal Shooting Investigation | Senate Street

By October 5, 2020Press Releases

The Columbia Police Department (CPD) continues to investigate the circumstances and motive surrounding the death of a male found in downtown yesterday morning.

According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, CPD officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Senate Street at approximately 8:00 a.m. on October 4, 2020 after two people on a morning walk noticed the victim on the ground and called 9-1-1. When they arrived, officers found the male victim with serious bodily injuries. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased on the scene.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim as Wesley Colin Brown (DOB: 10-29-1993) of Greenville, South Carolina.  An autopsy conducted today indicates that Brown died from complications of a gunshot wound.

CPD investigators have determined that Brown came to Columbia to attend a wedding and was alone at the time of the shooting incident.  Officers have canvassed the area where the victim was located, talked with potential witnesses and collected evidence at the scene.

Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about the incident to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

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