Chief Terrence Green is announcing the arrest of Darian Kristopher Riley, age 22 of Columbia, for Assault and Battery, 1st degree, and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling in relation to a shooting incident in the 100 block of Whispering Winds Drive.
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the incident location about a shots fired call. Officers observed several areas of the incident location that had been struck by gunfire. Witness statements and surveillance footage indicated that a dark-colored Kia Optima was seen leaving the area within moments of the gunshots. No injuries were reported in relation to this incident.
Further investigation revealed that Darian Kristopher Riley and a resident of the incident location had an ongoing argument regarding money owed. Evidence gathered placed him in the vicinity of the incident during the reported time frame.
Darian Kristopher Riley was served with warrants for Assault and Battery, 1st Degree, and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling. He was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 4, 2023. When seen by a judge at Lexington County Bond Court, he was given a surety bond of $20,000 and has since been released.
Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Heath at 803-359-6260.