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Shot fired at house in Lexington over social media argument, police say

Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 4:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 11:24 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - Police are searching for a man accused of firing a gun at a house in Lexington over a fight that started on social media, police say.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday on Coventry Lake Drive in the Mallard Lakes subdivision off Sunset Boulevard. Police were still on the scene at 4 p.m.

A spokeswoman for the police department said young men were fighting over a girl.

The victim who lives at the home told officers an unknown car drove by and someone shot at his house. He said he was in an ongoing argument on social media with the person he believes shot at his home.

The suspect believed to be involved in this incident has been identified as 19-year-old Roosevelt Erik Garway Jr. Detectives have issued warrants for attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling for Garway.

Officials say a white male and a black male were seen with Garway and could have information regarding this incident. The white male was seen driving a BMW.

Officers are investigating but have not yet made any arrests.

Anyone with information on the shooting or Garway’s whereabouts should call Detective Payton at 803-359-6260.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by doing one of the following:

  • Call 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
  • Go to midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip.”
  • Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

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