Man wanted for fatal shooting on Johns Island surrenders to authorities

Man wanted for fatal shooting on Johns Island surrenders to authorities

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 22-year-old man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting on Johns Island has surrendered.

Charleston police officials say Samuri Stanley surrendered at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at police headquarters at 180 Lockwood Boulevard.

Stanley is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection to the death of 38-year-old Dwayne Blake.

Investigators say Stanley was linked to the crime by a witness who saw the suspect shoot the victim and also positively identified the suspect from a photo line-up.

According to police, the incident happened on the night of Jan. 17 when the victim was confronted by the suspect's girlfriend near Bozo Lane and Spence Drive. A police report states she started an argument with the victim, who pushed her away.

Authorities say the suspect's girlfriend walked away but returned shortly with the suspect walking behind her. According to CPD officials, she confronted the victim again and this time she was armed with a stick and tried to hit him with it.

A police release states after a brief struggle, the victim was able to separate himself from her and that's when the suspect walked up to the victim and shot him twice.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Stanley was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center. 

Police are continuing the investigation.

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