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Man accused of helping shooting suspect

A second person is arrested in connection with Monday morning’s shooting in southwest Columbia.

Melvin Richard Copeland is accused of helping carry Rusty McGrath away from the scene of a crime before police could get there.

McGrath is paralyzed from the waist down.

He’s accused of shooting a 19-year-old in the face after an argument early Monday on Ludwick Boulevard, just off Scott Boulevard.

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