2nd Sumter County Christmas Day shooting suspect in custody

Victim was wounded at convenience store after an altercation

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 1/9/19

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has charged the second suspect in the Christmas Day shooting at the El Cheapo on U.S. 378 after the 21-year-old was apprehended by authorities in Columbia on Tuesday.

Daundre Dyquan Wilson, 21, of Highland Avenue in …

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2nd Sumter County Christmas Day shooting suspect in custody

Victim was wounded at convenience store after an altercation

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Sumter County Sheriff's Office has charged the second suspect in the Christmas Day shooting at the El Cheapo on U.S. 378 after the 21-year-old was apprehended by authorities in Columbia on Tuesday.

Daundre Dyquan Wilson, 21, of Highland Avenue in Sumter, was arrested without incident at an apartment complex in Columbia and taken into custody of the sheriff's office on Tuesday evening, said Ken Bell, public information officer for the agency.

Wilson is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for allegedly shooting the 20-year-old male victim, leaving him in stable but serious condition.

According to the sheriff's office, Wilson and co-defendant Faquanta Benjamin, 17, had a verbal altercation with the victim inside the convenience store about 6:30 p.m. on Christmas.

The altercation escalated when the three men went outside where Wilson allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot the victim in the lower body before he and Benjamin reportedly fled the scene.

Benjamin was arrested on Dec. 26 after he turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder.

During a first appearance hearing at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, Judge Fred Gordon set a $50,000 surety bond and required a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and GPS monitoring device upon Benjamin's release.

He was also ordered to avoid contact with the victim and his family.

Benjamin has been released, Bell said, and is on house arrest.

He said a first appearance hearing for Wilson is scheduled for today.