ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) – Deputies are looking for three men in connection with the murder of an innocent bystander at an Orangeburg restaurant. Five suspects were initially on the run, but two men turned themselves in to Orangeburg County deputies and were denied bond on Thursday.
Brandon Bradley and Donald Harmon will appear in court Thursday afternoon to answer to charges connected to the death of a man visiting the area and two Cordova residents who were caught in the crossfire at Bojangles on Chestnut street early Saturday morning.
Orangeburg Sheriff's Office Chief Barbara Walters said Samuel Simms from Brooklyn, NY was in town visiting family. Simms was in the parking lot of the Shell gas station at Bojangles when, according to deputies, the men pulled guns on each other and started shooting.
Walters said that's when Simms and two others were hit with gunfire. Two vehicles also sustained damage from bullets.
A deputy found Simms lying face up next to a white Ford Expedition with a gunshot wound to the forehead. Witnesses told deputies the other two victims were shot as they sat in an SUV in the parking lot.
Another victim said as she left the parking lot she heard gunshots which shattered her rear driver's-side window.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said deputies are still looking for 23-year-old Orlando Haynes, 23-year-old Ronald Leonard Smith, 23-year-old Jerrod Jacques.
The men are considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of these individuals should contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office at 803-534-3550 or CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.