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Coroner identifies homicide victim, more details emerge

Lexington, SC 06/24/2021 (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Capital Square shopping center in the 400 block of Sunset Boulevard this morning. This is across the street from the House of Raeford Farms chicken processing plant in the City of West Columbia.

According to Coroner Fisher, Daniel Demetrius Jones, 33, of Columbia was pronounced dead on scene due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators say an alleged argument between Jones, a House of Raeford Farms employee, and another employee came to a head about 7:00 a.m. on June 24, 2021. Police believe their argument escalated over its course, ultimately resulting in the shooting. The suspect is in custody.

The West Columbia Police Department is investigating the incident with the assistance of SLED.

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