One man dead after fight an altercation at a Saluda County gas station

Gregory Slayton and Lamar Shannon will be charged with murder in the death of Schanen Termaine Samuels on 9/5/2016.

RIDGE SPRING, S.C. (WJBF) –  One man is dead and two others are in custody after an altercation at a gas station in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.

The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office says shortly after 8 p.m. at the Circle K in Ridge Spring, there was an altercation in the parking lot.

During the incident, one suspect got into a car, driving into a group of people, killing Schanen Termaine Samuels of Ridge Spring. According to witnesses, a second suspect then got into the car, and both suspects left the scene.

The suspects were followed by two Ridge Spring volunteer firemen, who happened to be at the store at the time of the incident. The two suspects drove into a wooded area, and ran into the woods.

One of the suspects, Gregory Slayton, turned himself into the Ridge Spring Fire Department, who then turned him over to law enforcement.

The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office Dog Team, the Aiken County Dog Team, and SLED air support were called out, and apprehended the second subject, Lamar Shannon.

Officers from Ridge Spring, Saluda, Aiken County, South Carolina High Way Patrol, SLED and the Ridge Spring Fire Department all assisted in the investigation.

Samuels was pronounced dead at the scene by Saluda County Coroner Keith Turner. The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy later this week to determine actual cause of death.

Shannon and Slayton will face charges of murder for their involvement in this incident.

If you have any information about the altercation, please contact the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 864-969-TIPS.

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