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Coroner identifies man shot and killed in West Columbia Thursday morning

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was fatally shot in a parking lot in the 400 block of Sunset Boulevard, which is near the House of Raeford Farms chicken plant, shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. According to Fisher, Mr. Daniel Demetrius Jones, 33, of Columbia was pronounced dead on scene due to multiple gunshot wounds. (Photo used by permission of Rich Austin)

An alleged argument between Mr. Jones, a House of Raeford Farms employee, and another employee is thought to have escalated, resulting in the shooting. The suspect is in custody.

The West Columbia Police Department is investigating the incident with the assistance of
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