One suspect still on the loose in deadly Columbia shooting - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

One suspect still on the loose in deadly Columbia shooting

Brandon Michael "Beezy" Woodson (Source: CPD) Brandon Michael "Beezy" Woodson (Source: CPD)
Shooting Victim Kortney Bryant (Source: Starlett Hawthorne) Shooting Victim Kortney Bryant (Source: Starlett Hawthorne)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia police are asking for your help finding a man wanted for murder after a shooting at an apartment complex last weekend.

Interim Police Chief Randy Scott said Brandon Michael "Beezy" Woodson, 19, is wanted for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the shooting death of Kortney Bryant. 

Investigators believe Woodson and Corey Deangelo Johnson, who was arrested on Thursday, shot Bryant while he was standing outside the Woodland Terrace apartment building on Beltline Boulevard. 

Bryant's mother, Starlett Hawthorne described her emotions and the questions she had when she heard her son had been murdered. "When I got there, there was an ambulance truck and cops around," said Hawthorne. "They had it taped off and I looked and recognized my son's clothing, I said 'oh my God.' I gritted my teeth and I just kept getting there. I was upset that he would put his self in a situation. Somebody got so mad they couldn't fight? Or have words with him? And want to take him out."

Hawthorne lives around the corner from where her 21-year-old son was shot. "That was my baby, he wanted to be a preacher, he was comical, he loved doing crazy jokes on people and he always wanted to box, he loved shadow boxing," said Hawthorne.

Hawthorne has four children. She says Kortney is the second child she's lost to violence. "The senseless waste of his life and whoever took his life," said Hawthorne. "That's two lives that are being shut down. It's going to affect a broad spectrum of people,"said Hawthorne

Police ask those with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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