A College of South Carolina student was shot lifeless after being mistaken for a burglar as he tried to enter the wrong house on his street.
The student, who has been recognized by the Richland County Coroner’s Workplace as Nicholas Anthony Donofrio, had simply began his sophomore 12 months on the college final week.
Donofrio, who was initially from Connecticut, was shot to loss of life within the early hours of Saturday at a house a number of blocks from the college’s campus in southeast Columbia.
“Shortly earlier than 2.00am right this moment, officers had been dispatched to the five hundred block of South Holly Street for a reported dwelling housebreaking. Whereas en route, the emergency name for service was upgraded to a photographs fired name,” the City of Columbia Police Department said in a statement.
“When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a deceased male on the entrance porch with a gunshot wound to the higher physique.”
They usually added: “Preliminary info signifies that Donofrio who resided on South Holly Street tried to enter the wrong dwelling when he was fatally shot.”
An investigation has been launched into the incident however the one that pulled the set off has not but been named.
Investigators are consulting with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Workplace in Columbia “concerning the circumstances of the case”, in accordance to the assertion.