Category Archives: South Carolina

Killed – William Heape Sr. (Colleton County, SC)

male

An elderly Hampton County man was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday morning while hunting in a wooded area off Mount Carmel Road near Walterboro.

William Heape, Sr., 67, of Varnville, was with of a group of people hunting deer when another hunter accidentally shot Heape, killing him.

Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Safety forces were required to drive approximately half a mile down a dirt road located off the 3500 block of Mount Carmel Road and then walk for another half-mile before arriving at the scene of the accidental shooting.

http://www.colletontoday.com/news/update-identity-released-of-varnville-hunter-killed-in-hunting-accident/article_3aefbd0c-725f-11e3-9014-001a4bcf887a.html

http://thecolletonian.com/hunting-death-investigated/

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_ea469b7e-732a-11e3-9cbd-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24344216/residents-still-trying-to-understand-fatal-hunting-trip

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24336523/dnr-investigating-fatal-hunting-incident-in-colleton-county

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?pid=168857858

Advertisements

Killed – Sierra Landry (Lancaster, SC)

Sierra Landry1

A Lancaster man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to murdering his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend last December.

Tanner Crolley, 19, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a violent crime, as well as a burglary charge from a separate incident earlier in 2013.

Crolley shot Sierra Landry, 18, once in the head on the night of Dec. 30, 2013. The pair had been in a “rocky” relationship for several years, according to both of their families.

Police responded to a shooting just after 10 p.m. at 1499 John Everall Road and found Sierra Landry shot in the yard. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article33620469.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/teen-arrested-slaying-18-year-old-girl-lancaster/ncYtQ/

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13833113.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-carolina-teens-murder-highlights-loophole-in-dating-violence-laws/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24335732/man-charged-with-shooting-girlfriend

http://www.burgessfunerals.com/new_view.php?id=5330002

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thelancasternews/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sierra-ann-landry&pid=168868586&referrer=3198

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sierra-ann-landry&pid=168862518&referrer=2255

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sierra-Ann-Landry-97469734

Killed – Girl – Hope Alexandra Fair (Fountain Inn, SC)

Hope Alexandra Fair

A teen boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl at a mobile home in South Carolina on Sunday evening in what he called an accident, police said.

The unidentified 15-year-old was loading a magazine into a Colt .380 when it fired a bullet to Hope Alexandria Fair’s head, local media report.

Hope’s mother, Michelle Fair, remembers her daughter as a friendly and creative girl who loves art and music.

“She’s just very outgoing, outspoken, joyful and a happy girl,” Fair told The State newspaper of South Carolina. “She was beautiful. … She’d make friends with everybody.”

The unidentified teen boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and Hope’s family thinks the killing was an accident — though the boy changed his story several times, according to the newspaper.

Hope was at the home in Fountain Inn, S.C., to visit her friend, the boy’s cousin, who called dispatch herself to say that the teen boy was holding the pistol when it went off and that he had left the mobile home to hide it, local media said.

Coroner Nick Nichols says Hope Alexandra Fair of Gray Court died at a hospital at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the shooting happened at a home in Fountain Inn about an hour earlier.

Nichols says the girl was shot in the head. Authorities haven’t released any other details.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/s-girl-12-fatally-shot-head-teen-cops-article-1.1564449

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article33551559.html

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13833131.html

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24327456/cops-15-year-old-charged-in-girls-shooting-death

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_c1f9107e-716e-11e3-8f81-001a4bcf6878.html

Killed – Samuel Oren George (Donalds, SC)

male

ABBEVILLE – An Abbeville County man is dead, and a woman is in jail after deputies discovered a body with gunshot wounds outside of a home.

Abbeville County Coroner Sam Ferguson said deputies found the body of 33-year-old Samuel Oren George outside a home located on the 100th block of Green Acres Lane in Donalds. A preliminary autopsy revealed that George died as a was shot twice.

He was dead when deputies arrived. Deputies went to the home at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after they got a call from a woman who said she had shot her boyfriend.

According to sheriff’s reports, Lakeicha Marie Burton, 33, of Donalds, S.C., has be arrested and charged with murder and having a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.Burton is currently being held at the Abbeville County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

There has been prior domestic issues with George and Burton in the past, as well as outstanding warrants for George.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/one-dead-another-arrested-after-shooting

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24320773/coroner-man-fatally-shot-woman-in-custody-in-abbeville-county

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/abbeville-greenwood-news/coroner-man-shot-to-death-woman-in-custody/23686042

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_1de41998-7164-11e3-98cf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24322878/one-dead-another-arrested-after-shooting

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Mong Thuy Thi Doan (Dorchester County, SC)

female

A 32-year-old man bought crack cocaine before fatally shooting his girlfriend and then himself in a murder-suicide in the Dorchester Manor subdivision, authorities reported Tuesday.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the couple as Du Xuan Dao, a 32-year-old Vietnamese man, and Mong Thuy Thi Doan, a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s home on Dorchester Manor Boulevard around 6 p.m. Monday for a welfare check, Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said.

Dao and Doan were found dead inside the single-story brick house with gunshot wounds to their heads, Nisbet said. Authorities believe they died Christmas Day.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131231/PC16/131239913

http://www.live5news.com/story/24331550/coroner-identifies-man-woman-found-dead-in-home

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24331497/deputies-find-bodies-after-welfare-check

http://www.journalscene.com/article/20140103/SJ01/140109914/

http://www.scag.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Silent-Witness-event-10-7-14-00458042xD2C78.pdf

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Du Xuan Dao (Dorchester County, SC)

male

A 32-year-old man bought crack cocaine before fatally shooting his girlfriend and then himself in a murder-suicide in the Dorchester Manor subdivision, authorities reported Tuesday.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the couple as Du Xuan Dao, a 32-year-old Vietnamese man, and Mong Thuy Thi Doan, a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s home on Dorchester Manor Boulevard around 6 p.m. Monday for a welfare check, Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said.

Dao and Doan were found dead inside the single-story brick house with gunshot wounds to their heads, Nisbet said. Authorities believe they died Christmas Day.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131231/PC16/131239913

http://www.live5news.com/story/24331550/coroner-identifies-man-woman-found-dead-in-home

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24331497/deputies-find-bodies-after-welfare-check

http://www.journalscene.com/article/20140103/SJ01/140109914/

http://www.scag.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Silent-Witness-event-10-7-14-00458042xD2C78.pdf

Killed – Shane Diquan Brooks (Lexington, SC)

male

Lexington County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a 20-year-old West Columbia man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Monday on March Road.

Joshua Cody “Lil Miz” Young turned himself in around noon Tuesday to a law firm in Columbia, according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department press release. Young was charged with murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, the release said.

Around 3:55 p.m. Monday, Young, who was armed with a 9 mm Beretta handgun, broke into the home of Shane Diquan Brooks, 19, the arrest warrant said.

The two men fought, and Brooks suffered a gunshot wound in his upper leg during the fight, the sheriff’s press release said. Brooks and Young were acquaintances, the release said.

Young fled the home after the shooting, the release said.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13832723.html

http://wach.com/news/local/20-year-old-west-columbia-man-arrested-in-deadly-shooting?id=987695

http://wach.com/news/local/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting?id=987061

http://coladaily.com/2013/12/25/update-man-arrested-in-connection-with-lexington-county-fatal-shooting/

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074634/

http://www.wistv.com/story/24295498/deputies-search-for-gunman-in-deadly-dixiana-shooting