Columbia barber shoots holdup suspect

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 7:52 PM
Last updated 9:30 PM
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COLUMBIA — Richland County deputies say the owner of a barbershop shot a man who tried to rob his business.

Investigators said two men planned a robbery when they entered All the Way Cuts and Styles in the northeast suburbs of Columbia around 7:30 p.m. Saturday

The owner of the barbershop was able to get a gun and shoot one of the suspects, while the other ran away. He was arrested a short time later.

Deputies say 22-year-old Ronald Capers is charged with seven counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted murder. He remains in the Richland County jail without bond and it wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

Authorities say the man who was shot in the chest remains in the hospital and has not been identified.

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raul
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raul 01/01/12 - 09:23 pm
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I'm confused is one of the

I'm confused is one of the robbers dead or in the hosptial? The other is in jail. The headline reads kills.

fftaz71
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fftaz71 01/01/12 - 09:35 pm
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Raul...excellent point...

Raul...excellent point...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/01/12 - 10:02 pm
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I think they mean his body is

I think they mean his body is in the hospital morgue.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/01/12 - 10:17 pm
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Riverman1, not so sure. I

Riverman1, not so sure. I checked another news source. That heading says barbershop owner "shoots" robbery suspect and the article is word for word what appears here. Not sure if the suspect is wounded in the hospital or if the suspect is dead in the hospital morgue.

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JRC2024 01/01/12 - 10:25 pm
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Ronald Capers must be the one

Ronald Capers must be the one they caught and have charged him with other crimes. The other man is still in the morgue and has not been identified-I think.

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augusta citizen 01/01/12 - 10:26 pm
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The title says "shoots,

The title says "shoots, kills" but the article says he was shot, confusing...

At any rate, folks are sick of this rampant crime and are starting to protect themselves.

raul
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raul 01/01/12 - 10:45 pm
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Well, I see at 930 they

Well, I see at 930 they changed the headline to shoot instead of kill.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/01/12 - 10:54 pm
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They must have just changed

They must have just changed it Raul, so that means the taxpayers are probably on the hook for a bunch of medical bills.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/01/12 - 11:05 pm
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Title of User, the way the

Title of User, the way the article reads now is not hard to understand but the original article was misleading, the title didn't match the story. It may be plain as day now but not earlier when confused comments were written.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/01/12 - 11:05 pm
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Title of User, LOL, give us a

Title of User, LOL, give us a break. The headline until 9:30 PM said "killed."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/02/12 - 08:15 am
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Shot---killed----hurt---jut

Shot---killed----hurt---jut glad some are getting popped---it just might slowdown the nonesense robbing by punks..

I see title of user is kinda a newbie on here...he/she will learn.

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literallyamerican 01/02/12 - 10:01 am
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Good for him---probably

Good for him---probably stopped these guys from taking the next step and killing someone.

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firstamendment23 01/02/12 - 11:12 am
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Good job. Protect private

Good job. Protect private property - Shoot to kill. That's the only way to stop these theives and keep our property safe. The judge better lock these crooks up for life and throw away the key.

eagle
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eagle 01/02/12 - 04:25 pm
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Nice job. Too bad both of
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Nice job. Too bad both of them aren't taking the eternal dirt nap.

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