Man accidentally kills friend while shooting at others - - Columbia, South Carolina

Man accidentally kills friend while shooting at others

(Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department officials say a 20-year-old man accidentally killed his friend while shooting at two others during a fight over stolen drugs on Monday.

Marquis Diondre Stevenson has been charged with murder and possession of a stolen weapon during a crime.

Deputies say Stevenson shot his friend, 20-year-old Semaj Randolph, while shooting two other individuals during the altercation on Stilton Road. Randolph died at the scene.

Officers were flagged down by a concerned citizen around 11:30. They later discovered the shattered back window of a vehicle parked near the house and a male victim lying in the front yard of the home.

"We extend our condolences to the families of the three men whose lives were cut short over the past three days by senseless acts," said Sheriff Leroy Ravenell. "It is imperative that we teach our children, grandchildren, and those that we have contact with about the value of human life as well as the serious and life changing consequences of committing criminal acts."

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