Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 after an officer involved shooting. The incident occurred shortly before 6:00 P.M. near the 4800 block of Monticello Road.
Joshua Dariandre Ruffin, date of birth 07/01/2002 of Hanbury Drive, Columbia S.C. 29203. Ruffin was transported to Prisma Health Richland Hospital by EMS where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to complications from a gunshot wound.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the City of Columba Police Department continue to investigate this incident.