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City of Columbia Police Department
Friday May 1st, 2015 :: 05:09 p.m. EDT


Three Men Wanted in Attempted Murder Case

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that CPD Investigators are searching for three men wanted in connection with an Attempted Murder investigation.

CPD has outstanding Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a
Violent Crime arrest warrants for the following suspects:

• Anthony Arelius Spencer (DOB: 8-22-1989) -- Validated gang member also known as ‘Mushy.’

• Ramell Vashon Spencer (DOB: 10-16-1992)

• Marcus Skyler Hickson (DOB: 10-27-1986)

The men should be considered armed and dangerous.

On April 30, 2015, the three suspects are accused of arguing with the male victim before the shooting occurred outside of Gonzales Gardens apartments and near a park where children were playing. The men allegedly fired multiple times at the victim as he tried to run to safety.

He was struck in the arm and medically released from a local hospital a short time later.

CPD believes the suspects and the victim are friends, and that the shooting was an isolated incident.

If you have information about the investigation or know the whereabouts of the suspects, Chief Holbrook encourages citizens to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

City of Columbia Police Department
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Columbia, SC 29201

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Columbia, SC 29204

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