Custody exchange near Columbia Walmart turns violent, shooting suspect arrested

Drevonte J. Nelson
Drevonte J. Nelson(Columbia Police Department)
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 1:08 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A custody exchange turned violent outside Columbia Walmart Sunday evening.

The Columbia Police Department said it arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that happened at 7520 Garners Ferry Rd. Investigators said the incident happened just before 6 p.m.

The victim was shot in the lower body during the custody exchange, his injuries are not life-threatening. Drevonte Javis Nelson turned himself in to CPD overnight. He is charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

Nelson is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Investigators said the child was not hurt during the shooting.

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