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Man arrested in connection to West Columbia to deadly shooting

The West Columbia Police Department has arrested a person that was involved in a shooting on Luke St. that occurred on May 6.


The West Columbia Police Department responded to the 500 block of Luke Street in West Columbia in reference to a shooting.

Thirty-year-old Harkeem Akins died as a result of this shooting and an investigation established Corey Anthony Jones as a person of interest in the case. On May 13,

Corey Anthony Jones was arrested by the West Columbia Police Department. Jones was charged with Murder, Possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and Possession of a firearm by certain persons unlawful. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing.

If you have any further information regarding this case, please contact the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721 or the Midlands CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You may also submit a tip to CrimeStoppers of the Midlands by using the P3 Tips App or by going to CrimeSC.com and clicking “Submit a Tip”. For additional information, please contact Assistant Chief Scott Morrison at (803) 939-3187.

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