Arrests made and announced in drive-by shooting at Summerton graduation

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On June 4thth In 2022, around 11:05 p.m., Clarendon County’s Dispatch 911 received multiple calls regarding a drive-by shooting incident at 4193 St. Paul Rd in the Summerton area of ​​Clarendon, where a graduation ceremony was being held. Clarendon County state officials responded to the scene and, upon arrival, found that several victims had been shot. It was the first report that there were 8 victims at the scene. All of these victims were transported to Mcleod Health Clarendon and some were transferred from there to other trauma centers. The 8 victims were as follows, a 12 year old, a 13 year old, a 14 year old, two 15 year olds, a 17 year old, a 32 year old and a 36 year old.

The 32-year-old woman named Adrionna “Tu Tu” Kind died on Sunday morning, June 5th ) from her injuries.

On Monday, June 6ththanother 17-year-old victim came forward with a gunshot wound from the June 4 incidentth, 2022. This victim was treated and released. The victim stated that they were afraid to come forward the night of the incident because they weren’t supposed to be at the party.

This brought the number of victims of this incident to 9. All other victims were discharged from the hospitals.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that all of the victims who were shot were standing in the front yard of the apartment building or near the roadway in the front yard when a car drove by and opened fire on the crowd. It was estimated that there were around 150 or more people at the party at the time of the shooting.

All victims and several participants of the party were questioned.

Investigators from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, SLED, and an investigator from the Manning Police Department have worked tirelessly every day since the incident to develop and follow up leads to advance the arrest of this incident.

Investigators worked daily with assistant attorneys from the 3rdapprox The Clarendon County Judicial Circuit is reviewing all leads and evidence related to this incident.

“Today I would like to announce the arrest of 3 people responsible for this shooting incident,” Sheriff Baxley said at his live news conference on Tuesday, June 21St.

Amontae DaevonWright, an 18-year-old man from the Manning area of ​​Clarendon County.

Jaheim Sylvester Billie, a 19-year-old man from the Alcolu area of ​​Clarendon County.

Tyrese Amante Brunson, a 21-year-old man from the Manning area of ​​Clarendon County.

We have search warrants for another subject who has not yet been located. His name is Demadrae Isaiah Dennis, a 21-year-old man from the Manning area of ​​Clarendon County. Dennis has been entered into the NCIC database and the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is helping to locate and arrest him as we speak.

All defendants are charged with one count each of murder, 8 counts of assault and assault, aggravated and aggravated nature, and possession of weapons during a violent crime on 8 counts.
If convicted, the penalties are as follows

Murder 30 years to life imprisonment. Assault and battery of a high and serious nature up to 20 years in prison. Possession of a weapon during a violent crime 5 consecutive years with all other penalties.

“This arrest does not mean that this investigation is over. It continues as additional suspects may be identified and charged,” Sheriff Baxley said.

As previously stated, when this incident occurred on June 4th, we (the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office) believe it was a gang related incident that arose out of other incidents that may have occurred in the district have occurred. The FBI Gang Task Force was called to assist in this case, along with other gang-related incidents in Clarendon County. Your investigation continues.

“I would like to personally acknowledge and thank all the authorities involved in assisting us in this case. They are as follows:

SLED Chief Mark Keel has hired Special Agent Kyle Radford to assist our investigators on this case on a daily basis.

3approx Judicial Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney provided Assistant Attorneys Darla Pierce and Phillip Little to assist officers with daily legal advice.

Manning Police Department Chief Keith Grice provided an investigator to assist our investigators.

Sumter Police Chief Rusell Roark offered assistance and provided notice boards to be used in the county to request information and a reward for the incident.

Sheriff Jay Koon of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office offered to help a gang officer.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Danny Simon offered assistance.

Sumter Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Anthony Dennis provided information and a detention facility.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenel of the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office offered assistance.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Duane Lewis offered assistance and a detention facility.

Sheriff TJ Joye of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office offered assistance and a detention facility.

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