Two Arrested in Calhoun Street Shooting

Kendrews Jomonda Stover

 

Brandon Lamont Perry

WINNSBORO – Two men were in custody Friday evening after a 35-year-old man was shot and gravely injured inside his Calhoun Street home early Thursday morning.

Freddie Lorick, Chief of Public Safety, said Frederick Alexander Cason was inside his home at 115 Calhoun Street when he heard a knock at his door at approximately 6:41 a.m. Thursday. Lorick said Cason approached the door, but before answering it peered through the blinds of the adjacent window and asked who it was. At that time, Lorick said, an unknown assailant fired several shots through the walls, one of which struck Cason in the stomach.

Cason was rushed to Palmetto Richland Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. After regaining consciousness, Cason identified the shooter as Brandon Lamont Perry, 29, whose last known address is 318 C. Frazier St., Lorick said.

Investigators from the Department of Public Safety, as well as the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) launched a manhunt for Perry, who was located Friday afternoon in a motel in the Charlotte area, Lorick said. Perry was being held at the Mecklenburg County jail at press time, where he is awaiting extradition on charges of attempted murder.

A second suspect in the shooting, Kendrews Jomonda Stover, 28, of 3253 Flint Hill Road in Ridgeway, was also arrested Friday. Lorick said Stover admitted to being the wheel man in the shooting, delivering Perry to the Calhoun Street home on the morning of the shooting. Stover also faces attempted murder charges, Lorick said.

Cason, meanwhile, was in critical condition after surgery Friday, but Lorick said Monday that condition has been upgraded to stable.