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Two arrested in deadly convenience store shooting

Dequan Vereen (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Dequan Vereen (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Tevin Richardson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Tevin Richardson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

Richland County deputies have arrested two men in connection to Thursday night's fatal shooting at a convenience store in Northeast Columbia.

Sheriff's Department spokesperson Sgt. Curtis Wilson says 19-year-old Dequan Vereen was taken into custody and charged with murder.

On Friday 21-year-old Tevin Richardson was arrested by the Richland County Fugitive Task Force.

Both men are being held at the Richland County jail.

Wilson says the victim, identified as 51-year-old Robert Jewell, was shot and killed while sitting in a car at the Food Fare convenience store in the 7400 block of Hunt Club Road just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Jewell died at the scene after being shot in the torso.

Wilson says Jewell knew the people who shot him.

A check of Vereen's criminal record shows he was previously charged with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery for a November 2012 incident at a convenience store on Forest Drive. Investigators said he fired two shots at the store clerk after trying to rob the store of lottery tickets.

Vereen's bond was initially set at $100,000 for the attempted murder charge and $75,000 for the attempted armed robbery charge, but they were both reduced to $50,000 in January 2013. He was released the next month.

Investigators continue to search for a woman.

The department released surveillance video of a portion of the incident.

As for this case, if you can help deputies find the people they're looking for, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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