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Columbia police arrest 19-year-old in connection with deadly shooting

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Nicholas Reed Moses (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Nicholas Reed Moses (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday, charged in connection with a deadly shooting on Garners Ferry Rd.   

Nicholas Reed Moses was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department said the initial investigation determined that the suspect and victim along with several others attended a party Saturday night before the shooting.

During the party, an argument between Moses and an unidentified third party occurred and as a result, the Richland County Sheriff's Department responded, shut down the party, and dispersed the attendees, Timmons said.

Timmons said the victim then drove the suspect and others from the party.

While they traveled along Garners Ferry Road, the unidentified third party pulled alongside the victim's vehicle and began arguing again with Moses, Timmons said.

"During the second argument, Moses allegedly pulled out a firearm causing it to discharge, unintentionally striking the victim/driver of the vehicle," Timmons said.

Timmons said when police arrived around 1 a.m., they found the victim unresponsive in the roadway beside his vehicle in the 7400 block of Garners Ferry Road. EMS pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The victim's name has not been released.

"This is another tragic example of the unintended consequences related to gun violence and our youth," said Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook.

This is the second deadly shooting in as many weeks in Columbia.

Last weekend, 24-year-old Marcus A. Kennedy was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting on Cody Street.

Police are still looking to make an arrest in that investigation.

Anyone with information about is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Tipsters can earn a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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