WINNSBORO — Deontray Dye of Winnsboro is set to be charged with attempted murder according to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
Dye turned himself in early this week in connection to the Fagan Road shooting on Feb. 28.
A Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office spokesman told The Herald Independent that they are still on the hunt for an additional subject, but believe Dye played an integral part in the shooting.
“We do know that he (Dye) was involved in the incident that led up to the shooting and played a direct part in it,” the spokesman said.
According to the sheriff’s office, there was a warrant on Dye for accessory to commit murder, but since he has turned himself in those charges have increased.
After talks with the solicitors office, the spokesman said they had enough probable cause to charge Dye with attempted murder.
According to the Feb. 28 incident report, gunshots were fired around 8 p.m. off Fagan Road in the south Winnsboro area.
A 38-year-old male victim, Tyrone Kelly of Winnsboro, suffered two gunshot wounds.
Kelly was treated at Fairfield Memorial for both wounds, which were non-life threatening injuries.
Reportedly, it was a physical altercation that escalated to gun shots being fired in the Winnsboro Mill area.
Capt. Brad Douglas emphasized that the shooting was not a random act and that the parties knew each other.
“It appears to be some sort of altercation that escalated to this,” he noted.
The incident report states that witnesses heard two gunshots and observed the victim run into the house bleeding.
Following the shooting, the victim was placed in a vehicle by a witness and taken to the emergency room.
According to the incident report, the weapon used was a handgun.
Although the sheriff’s office did confirm they are looking at an additional subject of “interest,” they did not want to release the identity because the investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information regarding the shooting, call the sheriff’s office at 803-635-4141.