On August 8, 2017 on the 2100 block of Green Oaks Road, the suspects shattered the back window to the victim’s residence, entered inside, and stole several electronics as well as a handgun. The suspects were captured on a nearby store surveillance camera fleeing the area in a burgundy Nissan Altima
Levar Jones, the black motorist shot by a South Carolina trooper during a Columbia traffic stop in 2014, says he might be open to meeting former trooper Sean Groubert when Groubert is released from prison, if God tells him to.
Sean Groubert, a former trooper with the SC Highway Patrol, apologized to Levar Jones, whom Groubert shot during a traffic stop in September 2014. Groubert was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott implored people, especially law enforcement officers, to destigmatize suicide by talking about it after Senior Deputy Derek Fish killed himself in his patrol car on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Frantic family members and friends called 911, saying bodies were flying into the air and that the driver and his car were still at the scene.
Police later said James Kester intentionally drove through the crowd July 19 out of anger at the S.C. Department of Mental Health, which had treated his daughter. The woman being laid to rest, Margaret Livingston, had worked at the agency for decades but didn't know Kester, police said. Six people were hospitalized. Kester faces 12 counts of attempted murder.