CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Derringer Lamont Young was sentenced to a life in prison Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of murdering a man and shooting another outside a North Charleston nightclub in 2007.
A Charleston County jury convicted Derringer Lamont Young of murder and assault and battery with intent to kill. Judge Kristi Harrington sentenced Young to life without the possibility of parole for the murder conviction and to a concurrent 20-year sentence for the assault and battery with intent to kill conviction.
Young did not testify during his trial and did not address the court during his sentencing.
The conviction stems from an incident on Nov. 22, 2007 at Club 843, a nightclub formerly located at 7550 Dorchester Road in North Charleston.
A fight inside the club spilled into the parking lot, where Young produced a handgun and shot victims Danny Adgerson and Maurice Maxwell. Adgerson survived the shooting, but Maxwell was pronounced dead on the scene.
Young fled the club in a car with two other individuals. A club security guard witnessed the shootings and was able to help North Charleston police locate the car within a mile of the club.
The other individuals in the car immediately identified Young as the shooter and they lead police to where Young had thrown the handgun from the car. Subsequent ballistics testing confirmed that the recovered handgun was the murder weapon.
Shortly after the shootings, Club 843 closed and North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt and the North Charleston City Council pushed for an ordinance requiring bars and nightclubs within the city to close by 2 a.m.