Richland County man charged with attempted murder in West Columbia

Richland County man charged with attempted murder in West Columbia
Antonio Eugene Howell, 37, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. (Source: West Columbia PD)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - West Columbia police have arrested and charged a Richland County man in connection to a shooting that happened earlier this week.

Antonio Eugene Howell, 37, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Officers say on October 16, Howell shot a person after the two got into a verbal argument at 450 Meeting Street in West Columbia. Howell reportedly shot the victim twice and then left the scene.

Howell is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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