Chrishaun Coller: 16-year-old arrested for murder in Capital High School Shooting


A 16-year-old, Chrishaun Coller, has been sentenced as an adult to one year in jail for involuntary manslaughter, with credit for time served.

Additionally, he received a five-year sentence for two wanton endangerment charges, which will be served consecutively.

The charges stem from the tragic shooting of 14-year-old Da’nija L. Miller in August 2021 at a home in the Rutledge Area of Charleston.


Initially, several individuals were detained for questioning, but charges were not filed until several months later.

In November 2021, a juvenile was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon by a minor in connection with the investigation, leading to Coller’s subsequent guilty plea in April 2023.

During the sentencing, Sierra Miller, the victim’s mother, expressed her anguish and called for the maximum penalty, asserting that the incident was not an accident but an intentional act.

In response, Coller expressed remorse and offered his apologies to the family, acknowledging the gravity of the situation and emphasizing that it was never his intention to put Da’nija’s life in danger.

However, the court has determined that Coller will be resentenced once he reaches the age of 18.

The case serves as a tragic reminder of the devastating consequences of such actions and the impact they have on the lives of those involved.

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