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UPDATE: Man near Pelion arrested for shooting into car that had girlfriend and children in it

Pelion, SC 05/12/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies have arrested a man overnight that they say shot a firearm into an occupied car during a domestic situation. Kwame Marquis McKnight, 32, is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center. A spokesperson for the Department says that they have multiple pending charges against McKnight which includes three counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Pine Street on the west side of the Town on of Pelion on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, sometime around 9:00 p.m. regarding a reported shooting incident with people hit. When they arrived, they found that two people had been hit by the gunfire.

According to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department initial report, there were several juveniles in the vehicle when this shooting took place. Investigators say that this all happened because of a domestic situation that occurred in the yard of the mobile home. One of the injured people was treated and released overnight while the other is still in a local medical facility being cared for. A neighbor said Thursday morning that a Nissan SUV was still sitting in the yard with what appeared to be bullet holes down its side.

Multiple witnesses told deputies that McKnight and a woman at the home had been in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship prior to the incident. Apparently, McKnight had been away from the home and pulled up in another sedan while the victims were inside a vehicle parked in the yard. After McKnight arrived, and argument ensued and he eventually brandished a firearm and began discharging it multiple times into the occupied vehicle. That's when several of its occupants were hit.

PHOTO: Scene of the shooting taken early Thursday morning

Pelion Police Chief John Rebolj said early Thursday that an officer from his department did respond to the scene at the request of the LCSD. He was unable to provide any more information and referred all questions to Sheriff Jay Koon’s spokesperson.


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