Arrest made in shooting death of husband, wife at red light

Ricardo Laroy Middleton has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a husband and wife on Parklane road

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. - A suspect has been arrested for the killing of a husband and wife in Columbia, South Carolina last week. 

Berkeley County deputies announced Wednesday they arrested 43-year-old Ricardo Laroy Middleton in connection with the shooting deaths of Aaron and Sydni Collins, as well as the injury of a third person.

Officers found the couple and their motorcycle at the intersection of Parklane Road in northeast Columbia around 9:45 p.m.  Officers said Middleton shot the couple after an argument.

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The husband and wife were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Both died from gunshot wounds to the upper body according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Middleton was taken into custody Tuesday by members of the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office Community Action Team, Richland County Sheriffs Office and the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

He's now being held at the Richland County Detention Center, charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Richland County Sheriff Lott said the case is still active and is encouraging people to come forward with information. People can call either 803.576.3000 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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