Darlington shooting remains under investigation
Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on Mineral Springs Rd. in the Darlington area of Darlington County around 1:00 a.m. Saturday Sept. 30. On Saturday, Starter Duke Byrd, 21, of Hartsville, was charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling, a felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment. Byrd posted a $20,000 bond on Monday and was released. As the investigation continued, additional charges were filed against Byrd Tuesday by investigators.
Byrd has been charged with an additional six counts of attempted murder, a felony punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment for each offense, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, and pointing and presenting a firearm, a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment.
Investigators allege that Byrd, after being involved in a physical altercation, retrieved a firearm from a vehicle and fired several rounds in the direction of multiple victims who were inside and outside of the residence. Rounds struck the residence and a vehicle when Byrd discharged the firearm.
Byrd was arrested Oct. 5 morning by Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators with the assistance of South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Agents. Byrd is currently being held at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing for the additional charges.