A Richland County man was arrested after officers said he allegedly tried to kill someone in West Columbia, according to a police statement.
Antonio Eugene Howell, 37, of Columbia, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
Howell was at a Valero gas station on Meeting Street Tuesday when he got into an argument with another person, according to police. Amidst the argument, Howell pulled out a gun and shot the other person twice.
After the shooting, Howell drove away in his gray Chevrolet, heading towards Columbia, police said Wednesday.
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There is no word about the condition of the man who had been shot.
Howell was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.