The Columbia Police Department (CPD) announces the arrests of two people in connection with yesterday’s fatal shooting of a 23-year-old female at the Colony Apartments.
Kelly is accused of fatally shooting the female acquaintance yesterday in the parking lot of 3545 West Beltline Boulevard.
While the motive for the isolated shooting remains under investigation, evidence collected at the scene is offering valuable information. Additional evidence collected at the scene to include ballistics and DNA will be processed as evidence to aid the investigation.
Co-defendant 21-year-old Zavia Dorsey is charged with Obstruction of Justice after being accused of having knowledge about the crime and not being honest and forthcoming with CPD investigators. Additional evidence collected at the scene to include ballistics and DNA will be processed as evidence to aid the investigation.
CPD officers were dispatched to the incident location shortly before noon on December 27, 2022 and found an unresponsive female who was pronounced deceased on scene and outside of the apartment complex.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office is assisting CPD with the investigation.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.