Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested two females in connection with a fatal shooting investigation that occurred over the summer at Gable Oaks Apartments.
23-year-old Neijah Thomas is charged with Accessory After the Fact of Murder.
CPD Investigators have active arrest warrants for 23-year-old Willie Manley Bowman, Junior. Once located, he will be charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol.
On July 20, 2020, officers were dispatched to 901 Colleton Street after a citizen called 9-1-1 about an injured male at the location. Officers found an unresponsive male inside a vehicle near one of the apartment units and immediately rendered medical aid before EMS arrived on scene.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 23-year-old Delvin Weems. According to an autopsy, Weems died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
CPD Investigators believe Bowman shot the victim during an attempted armed robbery. After the crime, Bowman allegedly drove to another location and discussed the crime with suspect Thomas. Suspect Thomas is further accused of helping Bowman by attempting to disguise his appearance including his hair and clothing.
Suspect McLemore is accused of withholding information and lying to CPD investigators about the crime.
Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook encourages citizens with information about Bowman’s whereabouts 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.