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Man accused of shooting at two Columbia Police officers denied bond, police say

Stanley Ray Lubkin

Bond was denied for the man accused of shooting at two Columbia Police officers at the Harbison Walmart Tuesday night.

Thirty-year-old Stanley Lubkin was denied bond on the two attempted murder charges by a judge Tuesday afternoon.

"He came there with the expressed purpose of committing a crime," says Deputy Chief Melron Kelly of the Columbia Police Department.

Lubkin and 35-year-old acquaintance Mandy Johnson were arrested following a shooting that occurred at the Walmart on Harbison Boulevard Tuesday night.

According to the Columbia Police Department, Lubkin is facing multiple charges including allegedly shooting at two Columbia Police officers.

"He did not belong on the streets of the Midlands. He's a danger to the public. We believe he is in the right place and that's the Lexington County Detention Center," Kelly told WACH FOX News on Wednesday.

Initially officers say Lubkin and Johnson were identified as suspects in a shoplifting incident at the nearby Home Depot.

Deputies believe that the two drove to the Walmart in an Escalade that was reported stolen out of Lexington County.

Officers say CPD investigators were working at the Walmart as part of a holiday crime suppression effort when they spotted a white Escalade that was reported stolen from Lexington County.

When Lubkin came out of the store and walked toward the stolen vehicle the officers attempted to speak with him before Lubkin allegedly pulled out a gun.

Officers gave Lubkin a number of verbal commands to get on the ground however Lubkin ran away and began to fire shot towards the officers and others in the parking lot.

Due to the immediate threat to public safety CPD officers chose not to fire their weapons at Lubkin and began to chase after him on foot.

That's when Lubkin hopped into a Dodge Ram that was in the parking lot and sped away.

At approximately 3 a.m. deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department spotted the Dodge Ram on North Lake Drive where Lubkin was inside sleeping.

No one was injured as a result of the shots being fired.

"He had no business with a gun," explains Kelly, "the officers took the proper cover procedure and everyone went home safe and that is our hope, including the suspect. He went to jail, safe. "

Both Lubkin and Johnson have been booked at the Lexington County Detention Center.

Lubkin had previous charges out of Lexington County for shoplifting and identity fraud. WACH FOX News also learned he has a rap sheet almost 10 pages long. His alleged crimes date back to 2005 and include domestic violence, burglary, grand larceny and giving false information. Records show Lubkin actually would have been off of probation later this month.

Johnson is also facing two charges including possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine.

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