A 22-year-old Columbia man has been arrested in connection with the early Friday morning shooting death of Papa Johns manager Steven A. Fowler outside the pizza restaurant at 10008 Two Notch Road.
David Welsey Watson Sr., who is also being held in connection with a series of armed robberies at local motels, was taken into custody at a relatives house on Carver Street Wednesday afternoon, the Richland County Sheriffs Department said.
Sheriff Leon Lott said Wednesday that information from the community and ballistics work by the Sheriffs Department helped authorities track down Watson.
Lott described Watson as a cold-blooded killer. He is the type of individual who would not stop until he was caught,
Watson has been charged with murder, attempted robbery and four counts of armed robbery.