Richland County Sheriff’s Department


RCSD seeks suspects for attempted murder and animal cruelty

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspects wanted for nine counts of attempted murder, and animal cruelty.    

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 just after 6:00am at 412 Miriam Avenue, Columbia, deputies responded to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, deputies located nine victims ranging from 3 - 48 years of age (two males, seven females). Sheriff Leon Lott stated that unknown suspects fired multiple rounds at the residence striking several vehicles and the home in the process. The suspect’s fired shots that struck the family pet killing him as he sat next to a nine year old boy inside the home.

The Sheriff stated that the dog possibly saved that child’s life; these suspects must be taken off the streets and locked up. Criminals like this have no regard for life whatsoever and must be arrested immediately. The Sheriff stated that this doesn’t appear to be a random act of violence, and is asking for assistance in locating and identifying the suspects responsible. To receive up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible, please call, email or text your anonymous tip to:



August 07, 2017

5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
(803) 576-3000 phone (803) 576-3195 fax

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