2nd person dies after West Columbia shooting, suspect still at large

Damien Lavar Ritter

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the second victim of a homicide that occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Glenn Street in West Columbia.


According to Fisher, Mr. Elzie Mack, Jr., 41, of Gaston suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at an area hospital Sunday. 

The West Columbia Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in locating, Damien Lavar Ritter, B/M 5’04” 160 lbs. 25 years of age. He may be driving a reddish in color 2007 Chevy Tahoe with South Carolina Tag # 8839LW.

Ritter is wanted for in connection to the murder resulting from the shooting incident that occurred on Thursday.. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact the West Columbia Police Department at (803) 794-0721 or Midlands Crimestoppers at 1- 888-CRIME-SC.

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