15-year-old killed in Lexington, Columbia man, 42, charged

An arrest has been made in the overnight shooting death of a teenage male, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. The shooting occurred at the Town and Country Apartments.


At approximately 10:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting at 301 Roberts Street. When officers arrived, they found a deceased 15-year-old victim who had been shot in the upper body laying outside near the parking lot.

Lavon Bernard Julius, 42 of Columbia, was arrested and charged with murder, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

The Lexington Police Department, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office are investigating this case and more information will be released when it becomes available.