Josiah T.J. Sanders death – obituary, cause of death : Josiah T.J. Sanders 16, of Columbia, SC. Is dead. He passed away after being involved in a fatal shooting.
Columbia police said they responded to a possible shooting around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of McQueen Street. When deputies arrived the scene of the crime, Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford, identified the victim as Josiah T.J. Sanders had been shot multi times and had died from gunshot wounds sustained from the shooting. They initially said the victim had life-threatening injuries and he was taken to the hospital.
Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford stated that the victim had later died the following day. As at the time of writing this report, police say investigations are already on the way and leads are been followed up but they have not released any information about what they think may have led up to the killing. They also did not say if they’ve identified a suspect.
“We are working with the Columbia Police Department to fully investigate this matter”, Coroner Rutherford said in a statement.
Richland School District One confirmed Sanders went to Lower Richland High School,
“We were saddened to learn that one of our students, Josiah Sanders, was killed Sunday night,” Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon said in a statement. “Josiah was a sophomore at Lower Richland High School. The district’s Crisis Team was at the school today to provide counseling, assistance and support to students and staff as needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Josiah’s family and the students and staff at Lower Richland.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.