A man was found dead on the side of a road in a neighborhood north of Columbia early Saturday morning.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the man as Marcus Mandrelle Posey, 34, of Ely Street in Columbia, and said he died of a gunshot wound.
Richland County sheriff’s deputies found the unresponsive man just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday at 1108 Blue Ridge Terrace, near Haskell Heights First Baptist Church.
An autopsy indicated that Posey died from a gunshot wound to the upper body in the early morning hours Saturday, Watts said.
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Paramedics pronounced the man dead, according to the sheriff’s department, which is investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.