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Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation | Colleton Street

By January 4, 2023Press Releases

Columbia Police Department investigators have arrested a teenager in connection with yesterday’s shooting at Gable Oaks Apartments.

 According to Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, 18-year-old Johnadrian  A. Canty, Junior was charged late last night with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated NatureAccessory after the Fact of a FelonyBreach of Peace (Aggravated in Nature)Criminal Conspiracy, and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling.  Canty is accused of being inside a vehicle at the time of the shooting. Additional arrests are pending. Canty is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

Recap of Incident

At approximately 1:00 p.m., CPD officers were dispatched to Gable Oaks Apartments at 901 Colleton Street for a reported shooting. When they arrived on scene, they found the 28-year old female victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body. At last check, the victim continued to receive medical treatment. 

 As CPD investigators are following leads in the case, they continue to determine the motive for the shooting and the identification of the other suspects involved. At this time, it is not believed that the victim was the intended target. Ballistic evidence was recovered from the scene and will be processed as evidence to aid the case. 

Investigators were able to speak with witnesses at the crime scene. 

Additionally, Chief Holbrook encourages anyone with information about the crime to contact Crimestoppers


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