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West Columbia Police announce the arrest of two in Shull Street murder

West Columbia, SC 02/10/2022 (Paul Kirby) - The West Columbia Police Department announced Wednesday that they have arrested two men in connection to a murder that occurred in the city at the end of last year. According to Police Chief Marion Boyce, 40-year-old Brandon Taylor, and 34-year-old Rayshawn Suber were arrested on February 8 & 9, 2022 by officers with the West Columbia Police Department, the Lexington County Sherriff’s Department, and the US Marshalls Task Force.

Chief Boyce said that the two men had been wanted by the West Columbia Police Department in connection to the December 29, 2021, shooting death of Frankie Orlando Gardner. This happened in the 700 block of Shull Street in West Columbia.

Both men have been charged with Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Criminal Conspiracy. They are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.


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