Police: Inmate Served with Murder Warrant in 2013 Case

Charles Byrd Jr

Charles Byrd, Jr.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that a man currently in jail awaiting the disposition of a 2014 homicide case is now facing an additional murder charge.

22-year-old Charles Byrd, Jr. was served with a murder arrest warrant at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

The warrant stems from an investigation that began at a Bailey Street home on November 13, 2013 when Byrd allegedly shot and killed Willie Gilmore.

CPD Investigators say the shooting was not a random act of violence and that the two men were seen arguing before the incident.

Byrd is currently in jail after being charged in May 2014 for the shooting death of Marcus Kennedy at a Cody Street home.

Authorities a female who was also shot, survived her injury.

Categories: Local News