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A teenager faces murder charges following a July 4 shooting that left a man dead, according to Columbia police.

In addition to murder, the 16-year-old is also accused of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 18, police said on Saturday.

The teenager’s name has not been released publicly because he is a minor.

The teenager will face charges if he is extradited from Georgia to South Carolina, police said. He turned himself in to law enforcement officers in Bibb County in the Macon, Georgia, area on Friday, police said.

There was no information about what the teenager was doing in Georgia or how he got there.

If the teenager returns to South Carolina, he will be placed in the custody of the juvenile justice system.

According to police, the shooting occurred Thursday at the Woodland Terrace Apartments, located at 320 South Beltline Blvd., south of Rosewood Drive, not far from the Beltline campus of Midlands Technical College.

According to police, the shooting was the result of an argument between acquaintances. Information on the reason for the argument was not available.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an injured man who was taken to a nearby hospital where he died, police said.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has not publicly released the victim’s identity or age.

No further injuries were reported in what police described as an “isolated” shooting.