PAGELAND — A man accused of waging a gunfight with sheriff’s deputies is behind bars after two people were killed and a third suffered injuries in Sunday night shootings.
Rashawn Montez Little, 27, of 217 Boyd Evans Road, was captured following a 12-hour manhunt, Chesterfield County sheriff’s Capt. Daniel Scott said. Little is charged with five counts of attempted murder and could face additional charges as a state investigation into the shootings continues.
Deputies were called to a 1902 Evans Mill Road home near Pageland where Little’s wife lived after receiving a report of shots fired during a domestic dispute around 7:30 p.m., according to Scott, the sheriff’s office’s spokesman.
As they approached the house, deputies found 19-year-old Tyvon Terrell Threatt lying on the steps with gunshot wounds and heard gunfire ring out nearby. People were running from the scene and pointed deputies toward the home, Scott said.
When they arrived, authorities say Little exited the home and opened fire on the responding deputies.
Officers returned fire and Little ran into the woods, according to Scott, who said about 50 deputies gave chase. Little was apprehended around 6:45 a.m. Monday.
Little’s wife, 33-year-old Shannon Rasheal Little, was found dead inside the home. Threatt was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he died from his injuries on Monday.
A third victim, 41-year-old Luther Ray Chambers Jr. of 516 W. Sutton St., was injured in the shooting and remained in the hospital Tuesday night. Deputies did not know how Rashawn and Shannon Little were acquainted with Threatt and Chambers.
Three children found in the home with Shannon Little have been placed in family members’ custody, according to the sheriff’s office.
Three deputies who exchanged gunfire with Little are on administrative duty, which is standard procedure when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon. Scott said deputies are either placed on leave or given office duties while use-of-force incidents are reviewd.
S.C. State Law Enforcement Division agents are investigating the shooting. Scott said SLED agents took Rashawn Little into custody and filed charges in the case.
Little is being held pending a bond hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Chesterfield County Courthouse, Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers said.
If convicted, Little faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for each of the five attempted murder counts.
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