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West Columbia PD makes arrest in Luke Street homicide

West Columbia, S.C.(05/13/2021) – The West Columbia Police Department has arrested a person that was involved in a shooting on Luke St. that occurred on May 6th, 2021.

The West Columbia Police Department responded to the 500 block of Luke Street in West Columbia in reference to a shooting. Thirty-year-old Harkeem Akins died as a result of this shooting and an investigation established Corey Anthony Jones as a person of interest in the case.

On May 13th, 2021, Corey Anthony Jones was arrested by the West Columbia Police Department. Jones was charged with Murder, Possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and Possession of a firearm by certain persons unlawful. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing.

If you have any further information regarding this case, please contact the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721 or the Midlands Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You may also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers of the Midlands by using the P3 Tips App or by going to and clicking “Submit a Tip”.


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