Suspect in Vista shooting identified

COLUMBIA (WACH) - Twenty four year old Nicholas Maurice Dickerson has been identified as the suspect in last weekend's shooting in the Vista.

Dickerson is accused of firing a handgun into a crowd of people while at 1231 Lincoln Street in the early hours of June 1, 2014. The Columbia Police Department reports that Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an altercation at a nearby business.

Columbia Police have collected evidence and located property damage in connection with the shooting, but no victims were idenitifed at the time of the shooting.

Columbia Police have outstanding warrants for Dickerson's arrest. Once he is brought into custody, Dickerson will be charged with Breach of Peace, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, and Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits.

Investigators are trying to find anyone who was part of the crowd at the time of the shooting. If you have information about this shooting, you are encouraged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.