Suspect at Large After Shooting

WINNSBORO (Feb. 5, 2016) – A Winnsboro man was wounded Sunday evening after an argument outside a home on Elders Lane degenerated into gunfire.

Chief of Public Safety Freddie Lorick said Laquinta Lamar Qualls, 28, of Johnson Street, Winnsboro, and 34-year-old Antonio Maurice Sanders, of Sandpiper Lane, Columbia, had gotten into an argument outside the home on Elders Lane, near Lady Lane, just before 5 p.m. Sunday. The argument escalated into a fight and punches were thrown. Sanders then left the scene and returned approximately 10 minutes later wielding a gun and fired several shots at Qualls.

One of the shots hit Qualls in the back and Sanders fled the scene in a black Toyota Corolla. Qualls was transported to Palmetto Richland with what Lorick described as a grazing wound and was released Monday.

Lorick said a warrant was issued for Sanders’ arrest on charges of attempted murder. As of press time, Sanders remained at large. In addition to his Columbia address of 1101 Sandpiper Lane, Sanders has a secondary address of 1072 Golf Course Road in Winnsboro.


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