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Arrest made in West Columbia double homicide

(West Columbia, S.C.) - The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in two murders that occurred on July 5, 2018 on Glenn St. in the City of West Columbia. Three people were shot, but one’s injuries were non-life threatening.

Investigators have charged Damien Lavar Ritter 25, of 69 Roberts St., Estill S.C. with 2 counts of Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, Possession of a firearm during a violent crime, Kidnapping, Grand Larceny and Criminal Conspiracy.

The suspect was booked at the Lexington County Detention center, where he is currently being held and awaiting bond.

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