NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC On Tuesday, Jonathan Sentenel Dominick, 29, was released from the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound and was immediately arrested and charged with murder in a shooting early Sunday at a large block party in Prosperity.
The block party attracted the attention of law enforcement because of complaints about noise and traffic congestion called in to the sheriff’s department early Sunday morning.
As deputies arrived on scene of the party at Rikard School Road, they heard gunshots and people started to scatter, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Once they made it through the crowd, deputies found 19-year-old Zemeckis Monteco Devante Houston on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head and were told that a second person had been taken to Palmetto Richland hospital.
Upon Dominick’s arrest Tuesday, the sheriff’s department said that the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between Dominick and Houston, who died on the scene of the party Sunday morning.
The investigation continues. There’s no indication that Houston shot Dominick, the sheriff’s department said.