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Trial date set for man accused in Columbia death

A trial date has been set for a Columbia man charged for his role in the death of a 17-year-old.

Stone Midgyett is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the January 4 death of Deante Smith.

The shooting happened near Silver Mill Drive and White River.

Police told ABC 17 News Midgyett reported a fight occurred between Midgyett’s friends and Smith’s friends.

Midgyett said that as Smith ran, Smith turned around and started shooting at Midgyett and his friends.

Midgyett told police he pulled a gun from his pants and fired 14 rounds back at Smith.

Midgyett will appear in court for his first day of trial on November 17.

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