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Columbia man charged with attempted murder, robbery of “old friend”

A Columbia man is accused of shooting and robbing a man while visiting him over the weekend.

Tykiawah Latrell Rivers, 21, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

Rivers

“The victim in this case referred to Rivers as an ‘old friend’ who contacted him to hang out last Saturday at the victim’s Feather Run Trail apartment,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He told us Rivers pulled a handgun and demanded he ‘give everything up.’”

Rivers fired several shots at the victim, according to Koon. A friend took the victim to the hospital. His medical team expects him to fully recover from multiple gunshot wounds, according to investigators.

“Rivers stole a gun and a bag from the victim, then left,” Koon said. “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Rivers early Tuesday morning.”

Rivers is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.