Lexington County Sheriff’s investigators say a Lexington man was shot and killed as part of a planned robbery, and two men are in the Lexington County Detention Center charged with murder.
William L. Calhoun, 20, of Founders Road, was fatally shot in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Saturday as he sat in his parked car on Calks Ferry Road near Lexington, the sheriff’s department said.
Arrested in the shooting Wednesday were Michael Devoughn Ingle Jr., 21, of Cheryse Drive, and Duffy Tao McDowell Jr., 21, of Longspur Lane, both in Lexington, the department said.
Investigators accuse Ingle and McDowell of arranging for Calhoun to meet them near Ingle’s home as part of a plan to rob him of marijuana and money, the department said.
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Calhoun was shot once in the chest with a .45-caliber gun as he sat in his Ford Mustang.
Calhoun apparently was able to drive his car a short distance, but crashed in woods off Calks Ferry Road near Cheryse Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ingle is charged with murder. McDowell is charged with murder, possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Both men were at Lexington County Detention Center Thursday awaiting bond hearings.
Also arrested Wednesday in the case were Brittany Lee Breu, 21, of Cheryse Drive, Bobbie Jean Kelly, 21, of Deer Moss trail and Zachery Joe McDowell, 17, of Longspur Lane, all in Lexington. Each is charged with misprision of a felony, a term referring to knowledge of a felony but failure to report it. The department accuses the trio of knowing about the shooting, not reporting it and helping the suspects hide.
Zachery McDowell is Duffy McDowell’s brother.
Breu, Ingle, Kelly and both McDowells were arrested on methamphetamine manufacturing charges Oct. 10 following a search of Ingle’s home.
Breu and Kelly are being held at the detention center on $40,000 bail. Zachery McDowell is being held on $100,000 bail.