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Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting Investigation | Ripplemeyer Avenue  

By October 26, 2022Press Releases

A 19-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the August fatal shooting of an acquaintance at North Pointe Estates.

Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that Kevin Darnell Jowers, Junior is charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime. He’s housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) after being located at a Springtree Drive home Tuesday

by CPD officers and the United States Marshal Service’s (USMS) Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force which includes multiple local law enforcement partners.

Case Re-cap:

On August 23, 2022, CPD officers received a Shotspotter alert at the Ripplemeyer Avenue apartment complex, followed by a 9-1-1 call regarding shots fired. When officers arrived at the location, they found the victim, identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office as 20-year-old Travis Sutton, outside of the apartment complex with life-threatening injuries. Several people applied pressure to Sutton’s upper body wound before EMS arrived to take him to a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. CPD investigators believe that the shooting stemmed from a previous disagreement/argument between the suspect and the victim.

Crime scene experts collected DNA evidence from the incident location. Ballistic evidence was also found with the assistance of a trained CPD K-9 team.

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

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