A murder suspect is now accused of shooting the friend of his former girlfriend, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“This is an individual who knew he was in trouble again due to his reckless actions, immediately fled the area and has now been brought back,” Ravenell said. “We thank the U.S. Marshals for their help in apprehending this subject.”
Shagura Mack, 41, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting. He was out on bond in connection with an earlier murder charge at the time of the shooting.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators say they were called out to Autolane Street around 2 a.m. Saturday after a woman notified authorities of the incident.
In severe pain with blood running from his shoulder, the 44-year-old victim told physicians and investigators “an unidentified subject hit him with something,” according to the report.
Physicians later discovered that “something” was a gunshot wound.
The woman told investigators that around 1:40 a.m., Mack barged into her home where she and the victim were located.
Mack initially pointed a handgun at her, then her male friend before shooting him, she said.
The woman fled the residence with her young daughter.
She told investigators she and Mack were in a relationship years ago but that he had been forcing his way back into her life recently.
Ravenell said after Mack was identified as the suspect, he was taken into custody in Richland County on Tuesday.
“It doesn’t matter where you go,” he said. “We’ll be there too.”
Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate Ashley Robinson told the court during Wednesday’s hearing that Mack is currently out on bond for a 2014 charge of murder.
In that case, Mack is accused of opening fire on a vehicle parked off Belleville Road during an alleged drug buy.
The victim in that 2014 case made it to the hospital only to succumb to his injuries during surgery.
Along with Robinson, lead Inv. John Stuke asked Orangeburg County Magistrate Derrick Dash to deny bond.
“From what I am hearing, I am not going to set bond,” Dash said. “I am denying your bond.”