Shooting death now under investigation

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On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at approximately 9:55 p.m., Beaufort Memorial Hospital Emergency Room personnel contacted Beaufort County Emergency Dispatch and reported a gunshot victim had been dropped off by an unknown male subject.

The victim, identified as Tyrice Washington, 27, of Seabrook was pronounced dead at that time. Within several minutes, a white Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Quinton Delaney Jr. was stopped by Beaufort City Police Department patrol units on Highway 21 near the Highway 170 intersection.

Through investigation it was determined Delaney had dropped the gunshot victim off at the hospital and there was a handgun in plain view on the floor of his car. The circumstances surrounding the shooting, where it actually occurred and Delaney Jr’s role, are currently under investigation. He was charged with unlawful carrying of a handgun and unlawful possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number, along with speeding.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Fraser (843-255-3416), Corporal Jason Malphrus (843-255-3426) or CrimeStoppers (1-888-CRIMESC/1-888-274-6372).

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