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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...
Antonio Eugene Howell, 37, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. (Source: West Columbia PD)((Source: West Columbia PD))
Published: Oct. 18, 2018 at 4:39 PM EDT
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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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