Man wanted for murder after fatal shooting at W. Columbia apartment identified

Damien Lavar Ritter (West Columbia Police Department)

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – One suspect in Thursday’s fatal shooting at a West Columbia apartment complex has been identified, according to the West Columbia Police Department.

Twenty-five-year-old Damien Ritter is now wanted for murder and is considered armed and dangerous.

The department is described as a black male who is 5-foot-4 and weighs 160 pounds. He also may be driving a reddish 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe with South Carolina tag #8839LW.

If you’ve seen Ritter or know anything about the incident, you’re asked to call the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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