Two men shoot each other and die after argument over cab fare
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the names of the two people who died overnight in a shooting at 926 Johnson Avenue, in Columbia. The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m.
According to the Columbia Police Department the men argued over cab fare before the shooting.
Marques A. Hallman, 18, of Johnson Avenue, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 3:23 a.m. An autopsy indicated that Hallman died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.
Rayvon Wilmot, 38, of Dubbs Avenue, West Columbia, was transported by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 8:47 a.m. Wilmot died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Columbia Police Department report:
The shooting occurred at 926 Johnson Avenue.
It’s believed that three teenagers requested a cab and after arriving at their destination, a teen and a Blue Ribbon cab driver argued about the fare.
Preliminary information indicates that the teen and cab driver shot each other inside of the vehicle. The two other passengers ran to safety and were not injured.
Both victims were taken to local hospitals where the teen was pronounced dead overnight and the cab driver died early this morning.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office is assisting CPD with both investigations.