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Brothers and Teenager Charged in Attempted Murder Investigation

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have arrested two brothers and a 16-year-old male in connection with a shooting investigation at an apartment complex. Thankfully, no one was injured during the crime.

Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook announces that 24-year-old Darrius Burgess and 23-year-old Jamel Burgess are charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and Breach of Peace of a High and Aggravated Nature.

A judge has denied bond for Jamel Burgess; No word yet on bond information for Darrius Burgess. Both suspects are housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASDGC).

According to court documents, at the time of the shooting, Jamal Burgess was out of jail on bond for an alleged carjacking and kidnapping incident on January 1, 2021 in the City of Columbia.

The 16-year-old male who is in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, Possession of a Pistol by Person Under 18, Discharging Firearms into a Dwelling, and Breach Peace High and Aggravated in Nature.

On March 1, 2022, shortly after 5:00 p.m., while at 901 Colleton Street (Gable Oaks Apartments), the brothers and teenager are accused of arguing and repeatedly shooting at each other after an ongoing and isolated conflict.  The suspects left the area immediately after the incident. The brothers, who reside at the incident location, were not located at their home.

After officers were dispatched to the scene, they found property damage to a few apartments and a vehicle. A loaded firearm and shell casings that officers recovered from the crime scene are being processed.

The CPD Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CGIU) is investigating the case.

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



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