Jewayne Marquise Price, 22, of South Carolina, United States has been arrested by the Columbia Police Department (CPD) in connection with the shooting incident at Columbiana Centre in Columbia, South Carolina on the afternoon of April 16, 2022. No one was killed but nine people were shot and five people suffered injuries while trying to flee the mall for safety.
The victims were 15 to 73 years old. The oldest one, a female, is still receiving medical treatment while the other victims have been released from hospitals.
Price was one of three adult males initially detained as a person of interest after the shooting at the mall. It was determined that the two other adult males were not involved in the shooting so they were released from police custody.
During a bond hearing at 2:00 p.m. on April 17, 2022 at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia, Price was given a $25,000 surety bond and a judge ordered him to wear an ankle monitor and allowed him to travel to and from work certain times of the day if he posts bond. He is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center in Lexington, South Carolina.
Represented by attorney Todd Rutherford, Price was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and may face additional charges after the prosecutor reviews evidence. On June 9, 2022, Price will appear again in court.
The CPD is still looking for two additional suspects seen with guns during the shooting. At least three suspects displayed firearms inside the mall and the CPD is working to determine how many suspects discharged firearms.
This is not the first time Price was arrested. He, Twana Ivery, then 39, Jordan Terrell Myer, then 20, Kenneth Roger Robinson Jr., then 18, Thaiyeah Keisha Keel, then 18, and 18 others were charged for their roles in a prearranged fight on May 10, 2018 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins, South Carolina that led to a shooting that killed Amon Rice, 17, a student-athlete at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.
Myer, Robinson and two other people were charged with murder. Price, Ivery, Keel and 13 others were charged with accessory before the fact of murder and one person was charged as an accessory after the fact.