1 Sumter man charged, 1 injured in shooting

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 8/15/18

A Sumter man was arrested after an argument apparently led to shots being fired toward a house during the weekend.

Elizah Jerel Daniels, 31, of Highland Avenue, was charged with discharging a weapon into a dwelling and two counts of attempted …

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1 Sumter man charged, 1 injured in shooting

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A Sumter man was arrested after an argument apparently led to shots being fired toward a house during the weekend.

Elizah Jerel Daniels, 31, of Highland Avenue, was charged with discharging a weapon into a dwelling and two counts of attempted murder after the incident outside of a residence on Shuler Drive. Charges are pending against Antoine Joefran Durant, 21, of Old Oak Drive, in connection with the incident.

When Sumter Police Department officers arrived at the house shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, they found Durant with a gunshot wound to his upper body, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the agency. Durant was flown to a hospital in Columbia, where he remained as of Tuesday afternoon in stable condition.

The incident is thought to have started with an exchange of words between Durant, who was walking, and people at the home, McGirt said in a news release.

"Following that exchange, Durant left and returned with Daniels, who was carrying a shotgun," she wrote. "Both men started walking toward the residence when Daniels fired at least twice, striking the house. At some point, Durant was shot by an individual at the home."

The identity of the shooter has not yet been determined, McGirt said.

Daniels fled the area before police were called, but he was located on Sunday and taken into custody without incident.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700. Information can be given anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers toll-free at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Tips can also be submitted to CrimeStoppers by logging onto www.P3tips.com and clicking on the Submit a New Tip tab or by downloading the new P3 Tips app.