Update: Arrest made in Mekra Lang shooting

FAIRFIELD COUNTY –Jazzmine K. Thompson, 21, of Ranch Rd., Columbia has been arrested for a shooting incident that occurred at Mekra Lang North America on Tuesday, Mar. 5.

Thompson, a former temporary employee at Mekra Lang, was arrested Tuesday evening in Richland County and is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Thompson will be transferred to Fairfield County and charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a deadly weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a building.

Mekra Lang North America is located at 101 Tillesen Blvd. in the Ridgeway area of Fairfield County. No mugshot is available for Thompson at this time.


Sheriff investigates shooting at Mekra Lang

FAIRFIELD COUNTY (3/5/19)– The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that took place this morning outside of Mekra Lang North America, located at 101 Tillesen Blvd in the Ridgeway area of Fairfield County.

“This is still a very active investigation,” said Sheriff Will Montgomery. “We are limited on the information that we can release at this time.”

No injuries related to the incident were reported, and it is believed that the shooter left the area in a vehicle. Deputies are still working to positively identify the shooter.

The Voice will update this story as more information is made available.

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