Tue. May 28th, 2024

Deputies in South Carolina have arrested a man and his grandmother in connection with an overnight shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead at a Georgetown home.

30-year-old Ryan O’Neil Woodruff is facing a murder charge in connection with the shooting late Tuesday night, Sheriff Carter Weaver said.

Georgetown County Coroner Chase Ridgeway identified the victim as 19-year-old TyQuez Demetrius Walker.

Walker died at the scene.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and was heard by multiple witnesses, investigators said. Weaver said Woodruff was detained at the scene and investigators arrested him after further investigation.

Investigators said deputies responded to the scene just after midnight Wednesday. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots then saw an unidentified group of people running down the road immediately afterward.

Weaver said Woodruff was out on bond after being charged with the May 2021 murder of Debra Goins and Roger Woodruff Sr. on Graham Road in the Georgetown community.

Woodruff’s grandmother, 78-year-old Edna Faye Daniels, is facing charges after authorities determined she helped her grandson hide Walker’s murder, according to Sheriff Carter Weaver.

Daniels was booked at the Georgetown County Detention Center on charges of obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to murder.

“There are consequences for lying to the police during a criminal investigation,” Sheriff Weaver said.

Woodruff was being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center pending service of the warrant, Weaver said.

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By Buffy Gunner

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