NC man wanted for fatal Orangeburg shooting arrested in Colorado

NC man wanted for fatal Orangeburg shooting arrested in Colorado

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a North Carolina man wanted for a fatal shooting at an Orangeburg nightclub that left one dead and three wounded was apprehended in Colorado.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 30-year-old Nazdric Gates was arrested on Tuesday.

"Committing crimes doesn't pay and trying to get away doesn't work, especially when you shoot people down like animals, " Ravenell said. "Colorado or Cuba it makes no difference. We will find you."

The sheriff said through an extensive investigation, it was determined Gates had family or acquaintances in Colorado Springs.

"The fugitive was found hiding out in an apartment complex in Colorado Springs," officials said."Gates was taken into custody by a joint task force made up of the US Marshals Service and the Colorado Fugitive Task Force."

Ravenell said the Mt. Airy, NC man was involved in an altercation in the Pit Stop Pub night club on Bamberg Highway about two miles south of Orangeburg on Aug. 16.

"After the fight, he left in a vehicle, but not before he pointed a firearm out of the vehicle's window firing several shots into a crowd standing outside of the club," officials say.

Christavious Darby, 22, was shot during the shooting and pronounced dead at the scene.

"Three other men were also injured in the shooting," officials said."They were treated for non life-threatening wounds."

Darby was not a part of the altercation, Ravenell said.

Ravenell said plans are being made now to bring Gates back to South Carolina where he will face charges of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and a weapons charge.

"We want to thank the US Marshals and the Colorado Fugitive Task Force for their help in locating Mr. Gates," the sheriff said. "There were a lot of agencies looking for him, from Orangeburg County, North Carolina, US Marshals and Colorado."

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