Crime & Courts

Deputies arrest suspect after shooting near Richland County schools

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Richland County deputies have arrested a man they believe shot another during an incident that sent multiple nearby schools into a lockdown Monday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.

Javari Price, 19, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime Wednesday.

Price is accused of shooting and injuring another person Monday afternoon on the 4800 block of Hardscrabble Road. That person was taken to a local hospital.

Nearby Ridge View High School and Rice Creek Elementary School were placed on a precautionary lockdown and dismissal was pushed back.

After his arrest, Price was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Emily Bohatch is a breaking news reporter for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.