Columbia teen found burned Saturday night had been shot

The man found shot and burned late Saturday in Harbison was identified on Tuesday as 18-year-old Keon Malik Brantley of Columbia.

Lexington County coroner Margaret Fisher said Brantley died of a bullet wound.

Brantley was found on the 200 block of Columbiana Drive, near Columbiana Center, by Columbia firefighters responding to a brush fire call.

Badly burned and shot, the Columbia teen died in the parking lot of the Paces Brook Apartments, Fisher said in a news release on Tuesday.

The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, sheriff Jay Koon said.

Anyone with information about what might have happened to Brantley is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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