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Five men arrested and charged in connection to Darlington Co. fatal shooting

Left: Tony Dequan Manago/Right: Marquis Zandui Hawkins Left: Tony Dequan Manago/Right: Marquis Zandui Hawkins
Left: Kahseem Saybon Davenport/Right: Halique Davenport (Source: DCSO) Left: Kahseem Saybon Davenport/Right: Halique Davenport (Source: DCSO)
The shooting occurred on Santee River Drive around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning (Source: Amy Lipman WMBF News) The shooting occurred on Santee River Drive around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning (Source: Amy Lipman WMBF News)

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Two additional men have been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting that killed a man around 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy James Hudson.

Tony Dequan Manago, age 20, of Franklin Street in Florence, and Marquis Zandui Hawkins, age 21, of Watford Street in Darlington, were both arrested on July 16 and have been charged with murder. A magistrate judge denied bond to both men at their first appearance bond hearing on July 17. Both Manago and Hawkins remain in custody at the Darlington County Detention Center.

"This is the most terrible thing I've ever seen," said someone from the area.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee said the shooting happened on Santee River Driveoff McIver Road near the I-95 Bridge.

Laquawn Tiyon Hicks, a 22-year-old black male from the Florence area, turned himself into the DCSO on July 15. He has been charged with murder and is awaiting a bond hearing at the Darlington County Detention Center.

Halique Davenport, age 22, and Kahseem Saybon Davenport, age 31, both of 908 Alpine St., have been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and criminal conspiracy.

The victim, 24-year-old Dominique Ray Von Cooper, was transported to McLeod Regional Medical Center where he died from injuries from the shooting, according to Coroner Hardee. Coroner Hardee has ruled Cooper's death a homicide.

People in the area said they heard up to six gun shots. Then, one person, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she saw a person get in a car across the street from the scene.

"I couldn't really tell what he looked like, but I could see he had on a black ski mask," she said. "He walked to the car kind of fast, so I was like ok, something is up, then the next thing I know the car is leaving."

Other people in the area said these kinds of shootings aren't usually common in the neighborhood, but they're getting nervous about their own safety.

"I've seen how quiet the neighborhood has been and recently the neighborhood has gotten where there's a lot of things going on that we haven't been used to, so I have had some concerns," said one person, who also wanted to remain anonymous.

The case is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. Anyone with information surrounding this case is asked to contact the Darlington County Sheriff's Office at 843-398-4501 or 843-398-4920.

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