CPD investigating deadly shooting at Lorick Circle

CPD investigating deadly shooting at Lorick Circle

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting that has killed one man Thursday.

According to authorities, the shooting happened at 100 Lorick Circle. Officials said 30-year-old Steven D. Johnson was found by officers with an upper-body injury. He later died at a local hospital.

After collecting evidence from the scene CPD determined that Johnson was the aggressor in this case.

Witnesses say Johnson arrived at Latimer Manor Apartments unannounced and forced his way past a female acquaintance who answered the door.

Johnson then pushed her and made his way upstairs, ignoring verbal commands to stop. Johnson then confronted a male who fired at him.

The male who fired the weapon heard a commotion downstairs and believed someone was breaking into the home. He has been cooperative with CPD investigators.

CPD has deemed this shooting as self defense under SC Code of Law Section: 16-11-440., therefore no charges will be filed.

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