West Columbia Police Department asking for assistance in shooting investigation

West Columbia, S.C. – 05/08/2021 (Paul Kirby) - The West Columbia Police Department is turning to the public for assistance in locating a person of interest in an investigation into a shooting death.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the West Columbia Police Department responded to the 500 block of Luke Street in West Columbia in reference to a shooting. There, officers found thirty-year-old Harkeem Akins dead as a result of a gunshot wound to his upper body. During the course of the investigation, officers established a person of interest in the case. Investigators are are now asking the public for information on the whereabouts of thirty-seven-year-old Corey Anthony Jones of West Columbia. Corey is five feet two inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.


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


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