Arrest made in fatal shooting
Columbia Police Department investigators have arrested a man in connection with Saturday night’s deadly shooting on Bailey Street.
Bobby Ray Robbins 21, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and failure to stop on police command.
Robbins is accused of shooting his sister’s boyfriend, who’s been identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Jerome D. Palmer during an argument.
An autopsy has revealed that Palmer died at the scene (7800 block of Bailey Street) as a result of a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Robbins was arrested moments after the shooting while running from the scene and refusing to stop for repeated police commands.
Officers witnessed him tossing a handgun during his attempted escape. The weapon was recovered and seized for evidence.
Robbins was questioned at CPD Headquarters before being taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.