Two men charged in fatal Lancaster shooting

Two men charged in fatal Lancaster shooting
Clinton (Source: Lancaster Police Department)
Clinton (Source: Lancaster Police Department)

LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) - Two men have been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a teen in Lancaster.

Police say 17-year-old Daquan Blackmon was shot in the 400 block of E. Arch Street around 10:21 p.m. last Friday.

Thursday, 25-year-old Travis Belk was arrested and charged with murder. Belk was reportedly in a vehicle with Blackmon at the time of the shooting.

Quinterius Lamont Clinton, 23, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder. Investigators say Clinton was the driver of the vehicle that Blackmon and Belk were passengers in.

"Our investigation determined that Clinton withheld information vital to this case, namely that Travis Belk was shooting from the vehicle, in an effort to conceal Belk's involvement in the death of Daquan Blackmon," police said. "Our investigation determined that Belk, while feloniously firing his weapon at another person, also fired the shot that hit and ultimately took the life of Daquan Blackmon."

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near Hughes Street and Gay Street shortly before officers received the phone call from Springs Memorial Hospital about a teen in critical condition with a gunshot wound. The teen, later identified as Blackmon, was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital.

A possible motive has not been released.

Police say more arrests are possible. Belk also faces additional charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at (803) 283-1171 or the anonymous tip line at (803) 289-6040.

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