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Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identifies Comanche Trail homicide victim

Lexington, SC 11/15/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County Coroner Margaret has identified the man who was shot on Comanche Trail at the Riverbanks Retreat Apartments on November 14, 2022, shortly after 1:30 p.m. According to Fisher, the deceased is Devonte Jerone Craft, 24, of West Columbia.

In her Tuesday morning statement, Fisher said that Craft was shot multiple times in his upper and lower body. He died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in that incident. Yesterday, shortly after the incident occured, the West Columbia Police Department turned to the public for tips in what they classified as a death investigation. They could still use that same assistance now.

If you saw or heard anything regarding this crime, you make tips in a number of ways. First, you can contact the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721. If you have a tip you’d like to submit anonymously, you can do that through CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at or using the P3 tips app which is available for free in all app stores.

Fisher said Tuesday that her office will continue to assist the West Columbia Police Department in their investigation as long as neccesary.

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