A 34-year-old Lancaster County man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding his 17-year-old brother at their home in Colleton County on July 19.
Shag Qu-Tee Marshall of Kershaw pleaded guilty Thursday to murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a news release from the 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Marshall was found hiding in a field close to the home where authorities found Calvin Fishburne Jr., who had been shot in the head, and his brother, who had been wounded.
Marshall and Fishburne's older brother were romantically involved with the same woman, the Solicitor's Office says. Two days before the shooting, Marshall stole a gun from his uncle. He then bought a bus ticket in Camden and rode to Walterboro. He walked for a half-day across town to confront his rival, the Solicitor's Office said.
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He knocked on the door and was let in by the teenagers, who assumed he was their brother's friend. They offered him a glass of water. Soon after, Marshall pulled out a handgun and shot the 15-year-old Fishburne in the head. He continued firing, grazing the 17-year-old.
The gun contained old bullets and misfired, according to the release. "Those misfires probably saved his life," assistant solicitor Amanda Haselden said of the wounded 17-year-old. "He was going down there to kill, and nothing was going to stand in his way."
Judge Thomas Cooper sentenced Marshall to life without parole.
"He was determined to kill, even if it wasn't his intended target," Solicitor Duffie Stone said in the release. "This senseless act of cold-blooded violence took an innocent 15-year-old boy from us. The man capable of such evil should -- and will -- live out his days in a prison cell."