Final Fagan Road Shooting Suspect Captured

Rico Barber

WINNSBORO – The final suspect in a Feb. 28 shooting outside a home on Fagan Road has been arrested, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Rico Olearotic Barber, 37, whose last known address was listed as Highway 21 N., Ridgeway, was captured at a night club in Chester County on the night of March 14 by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division. He was booked into the Fairfield County Detention Center the following morning, charged with attempted murder.

Barber has been pegged as the shooter in the Feb. 28 incident that sent Tyrone Kelly, 38, to Fairfield Memorial Hospital with a through-and-through gunshot wound to the shoulder and a grazing wound on his right temple.

According to the original report of the incident, Kelly was involved in an argument with DeAntray L. Dye, 29, of Caution Drive, Winnsboro, outside Kelly’s home at 824 Fagan Road on the night of Feb. 28. Kelly told investigators that during the argument Dye instructed a second man, who Kelly then identified as Jarrett Omar Lawson, 24, of Circle Street in Great Falls, to shoot Kelly.

Lawson turned himself in during the early morning hours of March 2 and he was initially charged with assault and battery with attempt to kill. Lawson was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond on March 3 after Kelly backtracked on the identity of the shooter. Dye turned himself over to police last week and also faces a charge of attempted murder.

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