Man wanted in deadly Burton shooting surrenders to authorities, deputies say

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 4:09 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2021 at 12:18 PM EDT
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BURTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a man wanted in connection with an early-morning shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured is in custody.

Delmar Sanders, 29, who was wanted for murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, surrendered to law enforcement officers in Camden County, Georgia, according to Beaufort County deputies.

The shooting happened just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday. Beaufort County deputies responded to a report of a shooting with two victims in the area of Stanley Farms and Laurel Bay roads in Burton.

Deputies say the two victims were transported to the hospital for treatment where 29-year-old Deonne McLendon of Burton later died. The wounded woman was treated and later released, authorities said.

Deputies say the victims were shot near the road and that the subjects responsible fled prior to arrival. They say investigators with the sheriff’s office responded and processed the scene for evidence and continue to interview witnesses.

Evidence at the scene and witness interviews helped identify the suspect, investigators said.

Sanders was being held at the Camden County Detention Facility pending extradition to Beaufort County.

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