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U.S. Marshals Service Offers $10K Reward for Double Homicide Suspect

For immediate release

Timothy Alley, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Virginia
Alexandria, VA
(703) 837-5500

Washington, DC – The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a man wanted in connection with a December 19 shooting in Columbia, South Carolina, that left two people dead.

James Jamar Toatley, 31, is wanted in warrants obtained by the Richland County Sheriff's Office on two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder for shooting into a vehicle with four passengers.

The shooting happened at the Motor City Market just before 3 a.m. after Toatley reportedly got into a confrontation with two patrons. As the patrons headed to their car where two others were waiting, Toatley is alleged to have shot them. One died at the scene and the other at the hospital. The two passengers were not injured. Toatley fled the scene.

Toatley should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Toatley's whereabouts is urged to contact law enforcement. Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at Tips may also be submitted directly to the Marshals using the USMS Tips app.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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