A man was found shot to death in a Richland County home early Saturday morning. Richland County authorities charged Kevin Robinson, 42, with murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession a weapon during a violent crime.
The victim was identified as Dameon Farrand, 37, of Columbia, Coroner Gary Watts said. His death was caused by a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Richland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired just after 1 a.m. in the 2000 block of Hertford Drive, a residential area not far from Columbia High School.
When deputies arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the upper body and was unresponsive. EMS workers soon arrived and pronounced the man dead, deputies say.
Robinson was in the house at the time and was taken in for questioning by deputies. He was charged later on Saturday.