Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott late Wednesday announced the arrests of Jonathan J. Holloway, 19, and Kenyatta A. Bryant, 21, for murder in the shooting death of Andrew Decker of Columbia.
Decker, 23, was found just before dawn Monday slumped beyond the wheel of a car in the 2700 block of Brady Street. He had been shot once in the head.
Lott said an investigation determined that Bryant, Decker and Holloway went out together in the early morning hours of Monday.
"Holloway and Bryant attempted to rob the victim. The victim tried to defend himself at which time the victim was shot," Lott said.
A break in the case came when investigators interviewed Decker's friends and learned that Bryant was likely to have been with Decker when he was last seen, Lott said.