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.
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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.