Sheriff: Man Shot, Killed Friend by Accident

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg County deputies have arrested a man they say accidentally killed his friend while trying to shoot at two other people.

Marquis Diondre Stevenson, 20, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell say before 11:30 a.m. Monday, they got a report of gunshots being fired along Stilton Road. When officers arrived at the home there, they found a car with shattered windows and the victim lying in the front yard.

After an investigation, officers concluded Stevenson was attempting to shoot two men during an argument over stolen drugs. However, officers say he mistakenly shot his friend, 20-year-old Semaj Randolph, instead.

Stevenson was set to appear in court for a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon.


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