Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are looking for Maurice Kinard, 31, in connection with a Thanksgiving night shooting death.
Desmond Lewis, 31, of Columbia was found lying in the middle of Bluff Road with multiple gunshot wounds, said Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
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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Kinard was identified as a suspect Friday.
The authorities are asking that anyone who knows anything about this shooting or can help locate the suspect should call, email or text your anonymous tip to: Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. www.crimestoppers.com