Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers announce the arrest of a 22-year-old man in connection with a fatal overnight shooting investigation.
According to W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Darius D. Jackson, Junior is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.
Jackson is accused of arguing with a male acquaintance inside of a vehicle at Sandalewood Court. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim as 30-year-old Justin Isaiah Chandler. According to an autopsy conducted today, Chandler died as a result of a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Initially, CPD officers were dispatched to the intersection of Timberlake Drive and Lost Creek Drive for a report about a male shooting victim. EMS personnel arrived on scene to treat victim Chandler and pronounced him deceased.
CPD officers collected evidence related to the investigation from Sandlewood Court and Timberlake Drive.
CPD investigators believe that during the argument, Chandler shot suspect Jackson multiple times. After the incident, CPD officers found Jackson at a home near the crime scene and EMS took him to a local hospital. After doctors medically released him, Jackson was taken to CPD Headquarters for questioning before going to the ASGDC.
CPD Investigators consulted with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office regarding the investigation.
All person arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.