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Irmo police officers make quick arrest in murder that happpened in Kroger parking lot Tuesday

Irmo, SC 02/14/2023 – Irmo Police Chief Dale announced late Tuesday the arrest of Christina Harrison, 23 of Columbia, SC in connection with a murder on February 14, 2023, at 7467 Saint Andrews Road. Harrison turned herself in to the Irmo Police Department around 5:30 p.m., approximately one- and one-half hours after she shot and killed a person in a local shopping plaza.

Irmo officers responded to a shooting incident in the Kroger Shopping Center at 4:00 p.m. and located the victim in the parking lot. A short time later, the victim was pronounced dead on scene as a result of the shooting.

Officers began immediately interviewing witnesses and combing through surveillance footage from surrounding businesses. From the information gathered at the scene, it appears that the suspect and the victim did not know each other, however, they were involved in a verbal altercation just prior to the shooting. After the shooting, the suspect immediately fled the scene in a white Ford. While Investigators were still on scene, the suspect called dispatch and said that she was at the Irmo Police Department to turn herself in. Harrison was safely taken into custody and charged with Murder as well as other weapons related offenses.

“I would like to thank the multiple law enforcement agencies that assisted us today including the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Richland County Sheriff's Department, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Lexington County Coroner's Office, and the Lexington County Solicitor were among the agencies who stepped in and provided whatever assistance we needed,” Chief Dale stated. “Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared, and someone let anger get the best of them. One rash decision has impacted the lives of two families and countless others who witnessed this tragic event.” Chief Dale continued. “Senseless is the only word I can think of to describe what happened today.”

Harrison was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center. If you have any further information or witnessed this incident, please contact the Investigations Division at 803-781-8088.

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