Coroner: Shooting Victims Killed in Murder-Suicide


By Monique Williams

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) - Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the crime involving two people who died from gunshot wounds Friday morning, was the result of a murder-suicide.

According to Watts, at 5:40 Friday morning, 25-year-old Jeremy Mickens shot and killed 23 year old Aja Robinson in a parking lot on N. Main St., near the corner of Sunset Rd. They say Mickens shot Robinson twice in the upper body before shooting himself once in the head.

They both died at the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Columbia Police Department.

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sean ellies said on Thursday, Jun 19 at 1:47 AM

It saddens me deeply to know the Robinson family is grieving the loss of aja.It saddens me even more to know these two young individuals lives came to such an unfortunate tragic end when life was just blossoming.ultimately,I'm saddened I couldn't be there to save my niece.I'm so touched about this and missing her like crazy.My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Robinson,Ellies and the Mickens families.BE STRONG!!!

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sean ellies said on Saturday, Jun 14 at 9:50 PM

I Will miss you aja

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Angels said on Saturday, Jun 14 at 10:49 AM

My prayers go out to the families and friends of these two young people. Does anyone know if the girl was attending a private College in Columbia for dental assisting?

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hootie said on Friday, Jun 13 at 7:50 PM

What a waste....not theirs to take!

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