Beaufort News

Suspect arrested after Yemassee man killed in Sheldon shooting

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A 40-year-old Yemassee man was killed late Tuesday afternoon in a Sheldon shooting.

Lamont Manigo, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services, which responded to the Leaping Frog Lane shooting around 5:30 p.m., according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release. Manigo sustained at least one gunshot wound. The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office was working to schedule a forensic autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to the release.

Dontarious Wright, 25, of Seabrook, was later arrested in the slaying. He reportedly was found hiding in a shed at a Gray Road residence in the Big Estates community. He was being transported to the Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed on Tuesday night, a news release said. He was expected to be transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he will face murder charges, the release said.

Dontarius Wright
Dontarious Wright Beaufort County Detention Center

Sheriff’s Office deputies remained on the scene late Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call 911 or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan