Crime & Courts

Columbia teen identified as victim in fatal Rosewood shooting

Three bullet holes are seen in the door of an apartment in the 400 block of Deerwood Street where a 17-year-old was shot and killed. 10/29/18
Three bullet holes are seen in the door of an apartment in the 400 block of Deerwood Street where a 17-year-old was shot and killed. 10/29/18 tglantz@thestate.com

A teenager was killed in a shooting at a Rosewood apartment complex Sunday night, according to authorities.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on the 400 block of Deerwood Street, which is just off Rosewood Drive near South Beltline Boulevard, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responding to a shots fired call found the 17-year-old victim, who had been shot in the upper body, the sheriff’s department said.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as Codath Robert Presher, of Deerwood Street. Presher died at the scene, Watts said.

Details about the shooting were not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

This was the second deadly shooting in Columbia in as many days. A 58-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night on the 800 block of Beatty Road in the St. Andrews area. No arrests have been made in connection with that shooting.

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