DAILYKENN.com -- Timothy Gentry was involved in charity work overseas and worked with children in Columbia, SC.
The unarmed 32-year-old was gunned down outside his home last summer when he was accosted by a black male with a gun. Gentry was shot in the upper body during the holdup and was left to die in the road.
Arrested for the crime this week is Ibin Kenta Patterson, 45.
The arrest was reported Feb. 4, 2016.
Ibin Kenta Patterson, 45, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and attempted murder, according to the Columbia Police Department. In addition, he will be charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.
Willette June Wilson, 49, was charged by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department with unlawful transfer of a firearm.
Gentry, a 32-year-old Clemson grad who worked with children in Columbia and was involved in overseas charity work, was fatally shot during the early hours of July 28 near his Columbia home. He was found with a gunshot wound to the upper body lying in the roadway of the 1200 block of Beaufort Street. He died a short time later at a local hospital.
An autopsy revealed a 9mm bullet had killed Gentry, according to Police Chief Skip Holbrook. The State Law Enforcement Division analyzed the bullet, as well as a spent casing found at the scene, and determined both had come from an SCCY 9mm pistol.
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