Suspect at Large Following Saturday Shooting

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man was treated for non-life threatening injuries Saturday night after being shot during an altercation outside a home on Fagan Road. While one suspect turned himself in to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office early Sunday morning, that suspect has since been released on bond as the victim’s account of the incident has wavered and the suspect was able to provide investigators with a credible alibi of his whereabouts at the time of the shooting. Investigators are now searching for a second man for questioning.

According to the Sheriff’s Office report, Tyrone Kelly, 38, was involved in an argument outside his home at 824 Fagan Road with DeAntray L. Dye, 29, of Caution Drive, Winnsboro, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday. Kelly told investigators that during the argument Dye instructed a second man, who Kelly identified as 24-year-old Jarrett Omar Lawson, of Circle Street in Great Falls, to shoot Kelly. Witnesses inside the home told investigators that they heard two gunshots, then saw Kelly run into the house, bleeding from a wound in his left shoulder. Kelly was also wounded in the head, where a bullet grazed his right temple. A witness at the scene drove Kelly to Fairfield Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Lawson turned himself in at 3 a.m. Sunday. He was charged with assault and battery with attempt to kill. Lawson was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond Monday afternoon, and Kelly has since been less certain as to the identity of the shooter. Investigators are still searching for Dye, who witnesses confirmed was at the Fagan Road home at the time of the shooting.

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