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Man dead, child injured in party shooting; man charged in second shooting

June 26, 2020

Lexington, S.C. – Lexington County deputies are working to identify the gunman in a fatal shooting at a party Thursday night.


Trayon Devon Newhouse, 28, has been identified as the victim, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Detectives said he was shot twice in the upper body.


Newhouse was shot after an argument with a man during a social gathering in front of a house in the 200 block of Minolta Drive in the Bellemeade subdivision. This is off Charleston Highway near the Hwy. 21, Highway 321 split between Dixianna and Gaston. A child was also shot during the incident. The toddler’s medical team told investigators his gunshot wound to the lower body is not life-threatening.

A second shooting incident happened in the subdivision while the investigation on Minolta Drive was underway. Taiquon Javante Williams, 23, fired a rifle multiple times toward a house in the 200 block of Nikon Circle, according to detectives. Williams was arrested in the subdivision a short time after the second shooting. He is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.


Anyone with information about either shooting incident can anonymously share tips by calling Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC, logging onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and clicking on the "Submit a tip" tab, or by downloading the P3 Tips app.





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