Chief Dale announces the arrest of Christina Harrison, 23 of Columbia, SC in connection with a murder on February 14, 2023, at 7467 Saint Andrews Road. Harrison turned herself into the Irmo Police Department around 5:30 pm.
Irmo Officers responded to a shooting incident in the Kroger Shopping Center at 4:00 p.m. and located the victim in the parking lot. A short time later, the victim was pronounced dead. Officers began immediately interviewing witnesses and combing through surveillance footage. From the information gathered at the scene, it appears that the suspect and the victim did not know each other, however, they were involved in a verbal altercation just prior to the shooting. The suspect fled the scene in a white Ford. While Investigators were still on the scene, the suspect called dispatch and said that she was at the Police Department to turn herself in. Harrison was taken into custody at the Irmo Police Department and charged with Murder as well as other weapons-related offenses.
“I would like to thank the multiple law enforcement agencies that assisted us today; Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Lexington County Coroner’s Office, and the Lexington County Solicitor’s Office were among the agencies who stepped in and provided whatever assistance we needed,” according to Chief Dale.
“Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared and someone let anger get the best of them. One rash decision has impacted the lives of two families and countless others who witnessed this tragic event.” Chief Dale stated. “Senseless is the only word I can think of to describe what happened today.”
Harrison will be booked into the Lexington County Detention Center. If you have any further information or witnessed this incident, please contact the Investigations Division at 803-781-8088.