Update: Arrest Made in Rosewood Drive Fatal Shooting Investigation

By October 12, 2020Press Releases

The Columbia Police Department (CPD) announces an arrest in the isolated fatal shooting on Rosewood Drive that occurred over the weekend.

According to Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Ra’Keesh Youmans (DOB: 9-7-1999) is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

The victim in the case has been identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office as Paris Lavelle Pralour (DOB: 5-30-1989). According to an autopsy, Pralour died from a gunshot wound to the upper body. CPD investigators have determined that Youmans allegedly shot Pralour following an argument with the suspect’s female acquaintance. CPD consulted with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office regarding the investigation.

Preliminary information: Shortly before midnight on Saturday, October 10, 2020, CPD officers were dispatched to 3624 Rosewood Drive for a reported shooting. When they arrived on scene, they found the victim inside the house with serious injuries. Officers administered first aid to Pralour until EMS arrived to take him to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  Investigators interviewed the other people at the scene, collected firearms and ballistic evidence as part of the investigation.

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