Nightclub Shooting Suspect on the Run

2:03 PM, May 20, 2012   |    comments
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Byron Lyons

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Sumter County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a suspect they say was involved in a deadly shooting around 4:30 Sunday morning.

The shooting took place in the parking lot of Club Miami on Broad Street in Sumter. The victim was shot in the chest and taken to Tuomey hospital. There is no word on his condition. Authorities say the victim's identity has not been released.

Deputies say a car chase ensued when the two suspects tried to get away in their vehicle. During the chase, the suspects crashed their vehicle on the corner of West Dial St. and Antelope Dr. 

Authorities say the passenger of the vehicle, 19-year-old Byron Lyons was caught and taken into custody. He has been charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of marijuana.

Captain Allen Daily says the driver of the vehicle, Marquis Durant, managed to get away but deputies located him at his house in Sumter County around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived Durant took off into the woods around his residence.  Deputies are continuing to search for him. 

If you have any information about this incident call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

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