Lexington Murder Suspect Arrested on Anniversary of Killing

The man who was taken into custody on the two year anniversary of the crime.

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have arrested a suspect who they say killed a man exactly two years ago.

Leonard Mickens, 27, was taken into custody on Friday, August 11.

Back on August 11, 2015, officers say Mickens shot Donte O. Doyle several times with a handgun outside the River Oaks Apartments on Bush River Road..

In addition to a murder charge, Mickens is also facing a count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

“Detectives worked very hard on this case for two years,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Providing some sense of closure to Mr. Doyle’s family exactly two years after the incident is especially meaningful to everyone who responded to and investigated this case.”

Mickens has been booked at the Lexington County Detention Center. 

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