Warrants sought against final suspect in Florence apt. shooting
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) Florence Police Department are still searching for a fifth suspect in connection to a shooting in the Mt. Zion Apartments in Florence exactly two weeks after the incident occurred.
According to Major Carlos Raines spokesman for the Florence Police Department, says they have issued warrants for the arrest of 23-year-old Dominique Demeterius Jackson, wanted for attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery, Jackson was taken into custody.
Jackson is the third of the three suspects to be identified in the shooting and attempted armed robbery that occurred in the Mt. Zion Apartments on South Church Street in Florence Thursday, June 14 around 2:30 p.m.
An additional suspect, Johnathan Calvin Weeks, 18, of Florence turned himself in and is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery.
Raines says a resident of those apartments was at home with his girlfriend and three children when he was paid a visit by three men who attempted to rob him. The resident had a gun and struggled with the three men. The victim was wounded in the process, Raines said.
The three men fled the scene, but one of them later showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound, allegedly inflicting during the struggle with the victim.
That suspect, 19-year-old Dementrius Sparks of Florence, was arrested and charged with robbery, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Raines says the victim and suspect's wounds were non-life threatening and they're expected to be ok.
Just days after the incident, two other individuals were taken into custody in connection to this shooting.
The victim's girlfriend, 22-year-old Dyesha Pressley of Florence, is believed to have hidden marijuana and a handgun from inside of the apartment with her neighbor, 22-year-old Antoinette Johnson, before police arrived on the scene Thursday afternoon.
Raines said Johnson flushed those drugs down a toilet and stashed the handgun at another location.
Both Pressley and Johnson have been charged for interference, hindering officers serving warrants.
Police are still searching for Dominique Jackson. If you have any information, please report it to the Florence Police Department or Crimestoppers of the Pee Dee.
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