Investigators look for clues to find out who killed 18-year-old Keon Brantley
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help to find out what happened to 18-year-old Keon Brantley.
Columbia firefighters found Brantley in a wooded area of the 200 block of Columbiana Drive, Saturday night. It was on Paces Brook Avenue at Paces Brook Apartments. He was treated for a bullet wound and burns before dying in a Harbison apartment complex parking lot close to where firefighters found him. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Brantley died of a bullet wound.
Friday afternoon, Capt. Adam Myrick of the sheriff’s department, held a press conference in the wooded area near where Brantley was found.
He said a burgundy hoodie, a black backpack and Brantley’s Nike Foamposit shoes, size 8, are missing. Myrick asked anyone who has any information regarding the missing items to come forward.
Myrick also said Brantley, who was carrying an AK-47 rifle in a box, can be tracked the night of his death via surveillance cameras. Myrick said Brantley left his apartment in the complex shortly before 9 p.m. He can be seen walking, circling around, through the parking lot on the way to the wooded area where he was found by Columbia firefighters, Saturday night.
Myrick asked said anyone with information about what might have happened to Brantley should call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Information can also be shared by texting “TIPSC” along with your message to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters don’t have to share their name with Crimestoppers and they could become eligible for a cash reward.