Jewayne Price, 22, the suspect in the Columbiana Centre shooting, was released on $25,000 bond with an ankle monitor and house arrest. Price can’t go to the mall or talk to anyone.
Price’s lawyer, State Rep. Todd Rutherford, said his client was shot at in the mall by people who had threatened him on Facebook. While Rutherford did not have a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP), he owned the gun legally and it was registered to him.
The judge will allow Price to go to work at certain times, according to the Columbia Police Department. His first court appearance is June 9, 2022.
Around 2:03 p.m., the Columbia Police Department responded to a shooting inside Columbiana Center. Jewayne M. Price was named a suspect by the police.
Price is currently charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. Police say more charges may follow. Two more men were detained as persons of interest but were later released.
The Columbia Police Department reported 14 injuries during Price’s bond hearing on Sunday afternoon. Ten people were shot and four were injured while fleeing the mall (up from two people injured in the rush that was reported Saturday).
Investigators believe at least three suspects fired weapons during the shooting. One of the guns was taken as evidence. Officers with the CPD believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
Price is in the Lexington County Jail. His bond hearing is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Chief Skip Holbrook said no one was killed but 14 were injured. The injured are not suspects in the shooting, according to CPD.
Nine of them were shot. Five were trampled as people tried to flee. The only person still in hospital is a 73-year-old woman.