Orangeburg Sheriff: Man accidentally shoots, kills friend while firing at 2 others

08/05/2014 2:36 PM

08/05/2014 2:38 PM

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Monday morning.

Police say Marquis Diondre Stevenson, 20, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Officers were flagged down by a woman around 11:30 a.m. Monday because she heard gunshots while traveling along Stilton Road, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.

Officers discovered a shattered back window of a vehicle parked near a house and a man laying in the front yard at a Stilton Road address, Ravenell said.

“Our investigation indicates 20-year-old Marquis Diondre Stevenson accidentally shot his friend, the 20-year-old victim, while shooting at two other individuals during an altercation about stolen drugs,” Ravenell said.

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