Two days ago this news site reported on a fatal shooting that took place in Lancaster, South Carolina last week.
Three suspects – all of them black – were charged in connection with this incident, which left a 29-year-old, white Lancaster resident named Joel McLemore dead of a gunshot wound to the head. The intial charges – filed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting – have since been updated by deputies in Lancaster County and by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
The alleged triggerman in this shooting – Demarcus O. Foster, 29, of Lancaster, S.C. – has now been charged with murder, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.
Foster has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 2007 …
(Via: S.C. State Law Enforcement Division)
What was Foster doing with a gun?
Exactly … violent criminals don’t obey gun laws, which remains one of the best reasons not to allow reflexive politicians to embark on a mass disarming of the American citizenry. Well, that and the fact that doing so would violate one of our most basic constitutional liberties.
We’re still waiting to hear what police believe motivated the alleged killer in this situation, but sources familiar with the investigation tell us the victim is related to a local law enforcement officer (possibly one involved in the local war on drugs).
Stay tuned … if we receive any new or updated information on this case we will be sure to pass it along …
In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to McLemore’s friends and family members as they mourn his death.
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