COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old has been arrested for the August shooting death of another 15-year-old.
The State reports the Columbia Police Department arrested the suspect Friday on a charge of murder in the homicide of Jalen Qadir Islam. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name has not been released.
Police responded Aug. 12 to a report of gunfire in the Booker Washington Heights community. When police arrived they found a car, reported stolen from Florence, crashed into a tree. Authorities found Islam suffering from multiple injuries. When paramedics arrived they discovered Islam was shot in the torso.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the teen died at the scene of the crash.
Investigators believe that Islam and the accused teen knew each other and that Islam was shot after an argument.