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Richland Co. Coroner identifies woman killed in apartment complex shooting

(Source: Columbia Police)
(Source: Columbia Police)
Updated: Oct. 13, 2018 at 11:22 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has released the identity of the woman who died after being in critical condition for a week due to a gunshot wound.

The coroner identified the victim as Cherrelle R. Evans, 32, of Columbia. Autopsy results indicate she died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The shooting happened at the Waverly Place Apartments on Friday, October 5 around 5:30 a.m. during what’s believed by officials to be a home burglary.

Officers say the woman was critically injured and a second person was injured as well. There have been no arrests in the case yet, but officers have released a composite sketch of the person believed to be the shooter.

Officers say this case is now being investigated as a murder case. They say the shooter may be in the company of an older black male, possibly mid-to-late 50’s aged, 6’02” – 6’03” in height with an average build and ‘scruffy’ facial hair.

Anyone with any information on the shooting or the suspect is urged by officers to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or visiting www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and emailing a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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