Brothers charged in connection with fatal Florence shooting - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Manning brothers charged in connection with fatal Florence shooting

Cory Allen. Source: Florence County Detention Center. Cory Allen. Source: Florence County Detention Center.
Frederick Allen. Source: Florence County Detention Center. Frederick Allen. Source: Florence County Detention Center.

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One person has died and two brothers are in custody following a shooting incident in Florence on Wednesday evening. 

Edward Windham, 33, of the Florence area, was pronounced deceased at the scene, Coroner Keith von Lutcken confirmed. Windham was traveling on a moped in Florence when he was shot, investigators say.

Cory Nettles Allen, 28, of Manning, South Carolina, was arrested by investigators and charged with murder. His brother, 29-year-old Frederick Allen, also of Manning, was arrested and charged with accessory before the fact of a felony.

Both suspects were taken into custody at the scene and will remain at the Florence County Detention Center until a bond hearing is scheduled.

Witnesses on scene heard gunshots and ran outside. They said Cory Nettles Allen was holding a pistol and standing over Windham's body, which was slumped over his moped. Neighbors said Cory Nettles Allen didn't run, but stayed on the scene until police got there.

The shooting occurred on Candy Lane in Tara Village subdivision at around 8:15 p.m., Chief Deputy Kirby with Florence County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Neighbors said it wasn't the first time a shooting happened on Candy Lane, and isn't the first time Windham was involved. Many neighbors confirmed Windham used to live on Candy Lane and was taken into custody back in 2006 in connection to a deadly shooting.

The victim of that shooting, neighbors believe, was related to Cory Nettles Allen and Frederick Allen. The Florence County Solicitor's Office says investigators are working to determine if Wednesday's shooting was retaliation.

Edward Windham was sentenced to five years in prison back in 2008 after being found guilty of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office also confirms Windham was arrested in October for his involvement in an alleged dog fighting ring. 

An autopsy for Edward Windham is scheduled to take place Thursday. 

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.


Special

More Crime on WMBFNews.com

Updated:

Click for more mugshots See "Horry County's Most Wanted" More>>

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • City of Florence recognized for economic development progress

    City of Florence recognized for economic development progress

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:49:54 GMT
    Source: City of FlorenceSource: City of Florence
    Source: City of FlorenceSource: City of Florence
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence recieved state-wide recognition Saturday at an annual meeting between local South Carolina governments and officials.  In addition to the annual awards reception, the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) provides a forum for sharing public service ideas throughout the state. The 2018 Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Economic Development is the City of Florence's sixth straight MASC award.  "I'm happy to work with a ci...More >>
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence recieved state-wide recognition Saturday at an annual meeting between local South Carolina governments and officials.  In addition to the annual awards reception, the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) provides a forum for sharing public service ideas throughout the state. The 2018 Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Economic Development is the City of Florence's sixth straight MASC award.  "I'm happy to work with a ci...More >>
  • Woman captures 'snowflakes' in July off Myrtle Beach balcony

    Woman captures 'snowflakes' in July off Myrtle Beach balcony

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:28:56 GMT
    Source: Sheryl Campbell HughesSource: Sheryl Campbell Hughes

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A woman posted a video to Facebook Friday that has some checking their calendars. The video posted by Sheryl Hughes shows large drops of precipitation falling on an overcast day in Myrtle Beach. "I have never seen it snow at the beach...in July," said Hughes in the video, which has now been seen over 870,000 times. Some baffled by the marvel of mother nature rushed to the comment section to dispel the claim of snow showers.  Though areas arou...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A woman posted a video to Facebook Friday that has some checking their calendars. The video posted by Sheryl Hughes shows large drops of precipitation falling on an overcast day in Myrtle Beach. "I have never seen it snow at the beach...in July," said Hughes in the video, which has now been seen over 870,000 times. Some baffled by the marvel of mother nature rushed to the comment section to dispel the claim of snow showers.  Though areas arou...

    More >>
  • Vacationing couple photographs supposed 'Grey Man' ghost on SC beach

    Vacationing couple photographs supposed 'Grey Man' ghost on SC beach

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:05:56 GMT
    Source: Johnny CobbSource: Johnny Cobb

    A picture taken by a couple vacationing along the Grand Strand seems to show a ghostly figure walking down a pier in the Cherry Grove community.

    More >>

    A picture taken by a couple vacationing along the Grand Strand seems to show a ghostly figure walking down a pier in the Cherry Grove community.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly