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 helps cover South Carolina’s government 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.