COLUMBIA — An 18-year-old wanted in an April 2013 shooting was captured in Georgia and sent back to Columbia, police announced Thursday.
Clifton DeAaron Dreher is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago announced Thursday that Dreher was captured in College Park, Ga., by Operation Intercept after a local Crimestoppers tip led to his location. Operation Intercept is a task form arm of the U.S. Marshals Service that targets federal, state and local fugitives.
Dreher is accused of killing a male victim at a home on the 1800 block of Tremain Street.
Columbia Police Department investigators believe the shooting was gang-related and stemmed from a verbal altercation between Dreher and the victim.
The victim was driven to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical staff.