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Murder suspect turns himself in

Maurice Kinard, 31, charged with murder in connection with a Thanksgiving night shooting death, has turned himself in, according to Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Kinard was wanted in the death of Desmond Lewis, 31, of Columbia. Lewis was found lying in the middle of Bluff Road south of Columbia Thursday night with multiple gunshot wounds, Wilson said.

Lewis later died at Palmetto Health Richland from wounds to his lower body, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Lewis was shot around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in front of a house on the 4500 block of Bluff Road, Wilson said. He did not know whether the people who lived in the house had any association with Lewis.

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