Winnboro man killed in shooting

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Coroner’s office released the name of the individual who was involved in a deadly shooting in Winnsboro on Feb. 16.

Michael Foster, Jr., 19, of Blackstock, was shot on Wednesday, Feb. 16. He was transported by Fairfield County EMS to MUSC Fairfield Emergency Department where he succumbed to his injuries.

The case remains under investigation by Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department.


WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man died in a shooting Wednesday that began in the area of Dunn and Willow Streets in Winnsboro and with the victim ending up near the Strawberry Patch on Columbia Road.

A sheriff’s report released to The Voice said a deputy was dispatched to Columbia Road and 7th Street about 6 p.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.

While in route, the deputy was advised by other deputies that the incident took place on Railroad Ave. When the deputy arrived, he reported that he saw “subject #2 running on the railroad tracks.” After chasing the subject along the track on to Willow Street, the deputy lost sight of the suspect, according to the report. 

After other deputies arrived on the scene, another person identified as subject #1, dressed in black, was found lying down in the bushes and was detained. 

Still searching for subject #2, deputies received a tip that subject #2 had entered a house near the corner of Birch Street and 10th Street, then left in a black Chevy four-door vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and detained the person who was in the Chevy’s passenger seat. 

Deputies later retrieved a black Gen 5 Glock 19 firearm in the area where subject # 1 was taken into custody.

Neither the names of the victim nor the subjects have been released for publication at this time.

This is a developing story and more information will be posted when it becomes available.

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