RCSD investigates Monday shooting off Broad River Road

nophillips@thestate.comDecember 16, 2013 

Richland County, SC Two people are in custody after an early morning shooting at an apartment off Broad River Road.

The shooting was reported at 4:20 a.m. at the Brook Pines Apartments, said Sgt. Curtis Wilson√, a Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. No one was injured.

A white Chevrolet Tahoe was wanted in connection with the shooting, and Richland County Sheriff’s deputies spotted it on Broad River Road, Wilson said. The Chevrolet truck would not stop for the deputies, who chased it onto I-20. The chase ended on Blue Ridge Terrace, which is off Monticello Road, he said.

Deputies arrested two suspects, who have not been named, after two handguns were found in the truck, Wilson said.

Erick Jonathon Stewart√, 18, and Delonna Victoria Brown√, 18, were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, according to records at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Stewart also was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime by the Columbia Police Department.

Stewart was wanted in connection with a Dec. 9 shooting on Walnut Street. In that case, a woman told police that someone in her family had been in a fight with Stewart. The woman reported that someone fired multiple shots at her parked vehicle and bullet broke a window, said Jennifer Timmons√, a police department spokeswoman.

No one was injured in the Walnut Street shooting, Timmons said.

Stewart is in a gang, Timmons said.

In the Monday morning shooting, at least one other suspect fled and remains at large, Wilson said. There possibly was another person who fled, he said. The other suspects also have not been identified.

The Brook Pines complex sits in two law enforcement jurisdictions. Part of it is in the city of Columbia and another section is in Richland County.

The complex has been the scene of other violent incidents.

In January 2011, 25-year-old Candra Alston√ and her 3-year-old daughter, Malaysia Boykin√, were brutally killed in their apartment. Columbia police have not released the manner in which the two were killed, saying it was critical to the investigation.

No one has been charged in the killings. Alston had a wide social media network and had advertised herself on Internet escort sites, leading police to follow leads into multiple states.

Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.

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