BCSO: Wanted shooting suspect arrested

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ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced the arrest of shooting suspect, Deavion Burgess, 18, on charges including attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

BCSO says Burgess turned himself in Monday morning to Sheriff’s Office investigators in Beaufort.

The arrest is linked to a shooting at the St. Helena Island Tiger Express.

On April 3, deputies responded to the Tiger Express gas station for a report of shots fired, in which one man was wounded.

Investigators say the shooting occurred in the parking lot. Deputies say Burgess left the scene after firing multiple bullets into a parked vehicle occupied by the victim and another man. 

Burgess remains in custody at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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