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Man wanted after Lexington County 2020 fatal shooting is arrested

A Gaston man accused of shooting a man to death at a party last year is in custody after almost nine months on the run.

Keyshaun Alfred Muller, 20, is charged with murder, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Muller has been on the run since we obtained arrest warrants on him last summer,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Columbia Police Department located Muller Saturday morning in the Columbia area of Richland County. He was taken into custody without incident.”

Muller shot and killed Trayon Newhouse after they argued in front of a house on Minolta Drive June 25, 2020, according to Koon. Detectives said Newhouse was not armed nor did he provoke Muller before the shooting, which also injured a child.

“Muller is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center,” Koon said. “He’s expected to appear before a magistrate judge in bond court Sunday.”