Man arrested for attempted murder

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man has been charged with attempted murder and malicious injury for gunning down an acquaintance at the MP Mart across from Fairfield Central High School. The incident occurred on Feb. 20 at about 1:30 a.m. and involved several individuals at the scene.


Reginald Walker, 24, was arrested after he and his brother became involved in an altercation with a teenager at the convenience store. The teenager said he and Walker exchanged words regarding Walker’s sister, and that when Walker showed his gun, the teenager got nervous and hit Walker’s brother.

A witness inside the convenience store stated that when the teen hit Walker’s brother, Walker came from around the front of his car and began shooting, hitting the individual in the left side.  Walker and his brother and others immediately left in their vehicles according to the report, and two other individuals who were on the scene drove the victim to the hospital.

The report states that Walker’s brother stated he dropped Walker at his mother’s apartment complex before he (Walker) went to the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety where he gave a statement and was arrested.

Walker was denied bond on the attempted murder charge and remains in the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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