RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) – The Richland County Sheriffs Department is investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. after a fight in the 7900 block of Bluff Road. When deputies arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the upper body.
Columbia man dies after being shot during Bluff Road fight
The man, who has been identified as 31-year-old Richard Lamar Patterson, of Columbia, was taken to a local hospital and later died. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds.
The investigation is ongoing. RCSD is requesting that if anyone knows any information about this incident please call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC and all callers can remain anonymous.
Deputies were called around 1:30 a.m. to a fight at the 7900 block of Bluff Road, which is just past Congaree Road in the Gadsden area of Richland County, according to the sheriffs department. They found a man who had been shot in the upper body.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 31-year-old Richard Lamar Patterson, of Faye Avenue in Columbia. He died at 2:40 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds, Watts said.
Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.