Anthony Graves Charged with 2nd Degree Murder

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COLUMBIA - Police confirmed that the victim in the Douglass Park shooting died at University Hospital Tuesday morning.

Deaudre Orlando Johnson, 17, died after he was shot in the upper body Monday night near Trinity Place and Switzler Street.

Police allege Anthony T. Graves, at left, shot Johnson. Graves is being charged with 2nd degree murder. Police believe that Johnson was not Graves target, but rather he was with Graves target at the time of the shooting. Graves and his target according to police had been having an on-going dispute.

Latisha Stroer of the Columbia Police Department said that witnesses of the shooting deserve the credit for the quick arrest. Stroer said the witnesses fully cooperated with police by giving them the suspects name and description.