Description of suspect in fatal Beaufort Street shooting release - - Columbia, South Carolina

Description of suspect in fatal Beaufort Street shooting released


Investigators with the Columbia Police Department have released a description of the man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old. 

According to CPD, the suspect is described as "a thin, dark-skinned black male with a medium height, last seen wearing a white tank-top style shirt and dark pants" with short braids or dreadlocks.

Officers arrived at the scene of the shooting around 1 a.m. at the corner of Beaufort Street and River Drive on Tuesday. 

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One officer quickly began giving aid to Timothy Gentry, who had been shot once in the chest. Gentry was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from the wound. 

The K9 units were at the scene following the shooting, but were unsuccessful in locating a suspect or suspects.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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