Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found Thursday morning in Columbia.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 37-year-old Samuel Clemons of Columbia had been shot in the upper body.

Police say a passerby discovered Clemons' body shortly after 8 a.m. along the side of the Center Street near McFadden Street.

The case is being treated as a homicide and anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Columbia police or Crimestoppers.

(Photo courtesy of Columbia Police Department)