UPDATE: Two arrested after a man was shot and killed at a Farrow Road convenience store
Authorities say they were alerted of shots fired by their 'SpotShotter' technology
Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting that has claimed the life of one man. Police say 19-year-old James Oxendine Jr. is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Police also say 27-year-old Sheldon Turner is charged with accessory after the fact of murder.
According to authorities, their ‘SpotShotter’ technology which can locate where gunshots are fired alerted them of a possible shooting in the 3 thousand block of Farrow Road.
When police arrived at the E-Z Spot Convenience store, they found one male victim who was injured. He was taken to a local hospital where Columbia Police say he later died. Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford later identified the victim as 18-year-old Caleb Martin.
Authorities accuse Oxendine of shooting Martin, and accuse Turner of knowing about the murder and driving Oxendine away from the scene without administering aid to the victim or contacting authorities.
Police say both men are being housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Violent Crime investigators say they collected evidence at the scene and continue to investigate, but are asking anyone who may have information that can help to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously.