Beaufort man wanted for Burton shootings turns himself in in Georgia

From staff reports

Delmar Sanders, wanted in Beaufort County for a fatal shooting Friday in Burton, turned himself in to law enforcement authorities Saturday, July 24, in Camden County, Ga.

Sanders is facing charges of Murder, Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime for Friday’s shooting that left one man dead and a woman wounded.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting with two gunshot victims in the area of Stanley Farms and Laurel Bay roads in Burton.

When deputies arrived, they located a wounded man and woman and secured the scene for Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

EMS transported the two victims to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The wounded man, 29-year-old Deonne McLendon of Burton, died at the hospital; the wounded woman was treated and released.

At the scene, deputies learned that the victims had been shot near the road and the subject fled prior to their arrival. In witness interviews, Sanders, 29, of Beaufort was identified as the subject who shot and killed McLendon and wounded the woman.

Following the interviews and an evaluation of the evidence, investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and presented the facts of the case. After reviewing the facts, the magistrate issued arrest warrants for Sanders for Murder, Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

As of press time, Sanders had been extradited to Beaufort County and was being held the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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