Shootout ends with attempted murder

WINNSBORO – A wild-west drive-by shoot ‘em up that occurred around 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, on Columbia Road behind the Bi-Lo Shopping Center, ended with a gunshot victim and three arrests, two of them for attempted murder.

According to the incident report, three men in a Buick Park Avenue on Highway 321 Bypass suspected that an older model, light-colored Buick had begun following them from the EXXON station on Highway 321.

Geiger

A 17-year-old, one of two male passengers in the Park Avenue, stated that the driver of that car, Tykavious Sampson, 24, turned into the Deerwood Apartment complex in Winnsboro to determine if the older Buick was, indeed, following them. The Park Avenue turned back onto Highway 321 Bypass, then into the Bi-Lo Shopping Center parking lot and then on to Columbia Road. The older Buick followed, according to witnesses.

A witness who spoke with Sheriff’s deputies in the BI-LO parking lot following the incident, reported that the older Buick then pulled alongside the Park Avenue while on Columbia Road.  An occupant in the older Buick opened fire with a handgun on the occupants of the Park Avenue, which suddenly braked after the shots were fired. Different witnesses reported hearing three to five shots.

Sampson sustained a gunshot wound in the side according to the incident report.

The second passenger in the Park Avenue, Gregory Alexander Javins, who was riding in the back seat, said the older Buick then sped off towards Highway 321 By-Pass.

The witness in the parking lot stated that a person got out of the Park Avenue and ran behind the BI-LO Shopping Center and then to the BI-LO, the incident report stated.  Deputies stated they later found a 22-caliber rifle behind the BI-LO believed to belong to the occupants of the Park Avenue.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department was able to obtain a photo of both vehicles from security cameras as they passed by the front door of the BI-LO.

Marshawn Devon Geiger, 19; Anthony Leo Green, Jr., 20; and Jawine William Ivery, 22, all believed to be occupants in the older Buick, were arrested on Feb. 6. Geiger has multiple charges including attempted murder. He was denied bond and remains in the Fairfield County Detention Center.

Green was also charged with attempted murder and was released on a $20,000 surety bond.

Ivery was charged with misprision (neglect to report a crime) and released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting is still under investigation.