Orangeburg shooting suspect captured after 4-hour search


ORANGEBURG - Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Monday investigators searched for four hours in a wooded area for an armed and dangerous gunman after a brief standoff early Monday.

"This individual is believed to have shot two people prior to a standoff with my deputies," the sheriff said.

The suspect, 29-year-old Jamal Brown, was taken into custody after he was found hiding in the woods north of the shooting scene in Orangeburg. Ravenell reported that Brown was carrying a handgun.

About 8:15 a.m., Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies responded to a caller reporting someone making threats with a gun at a Whitford Stage Road residence. As deputies arrived, shots were fired from the residence, prompting a larger law enforcement response.

Two people inside the residence were injured by the shooting incident. While their condition is unknown, they were transported to an area hospital.

No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident or the suspect's capture.