’Armed and dangerous’ man wanted after victim found dead outside Lancaster home

’Armed and dangerous’ man wanted after victim found dead outside Lancaster home
Demario Lamar Mingo (Source: Lancaster Police Department)

Lancaster, S.C (WBTV) - Lancaster Police are searching for a man they say is “armed and dangerous” in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend.

Police say shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Dixon Road. There, they found 49-year-old Garfield Antonio McGriff dead outside a home.

On Tuesday, police said they were looking for 40-year-old Demario Lamar Mingo in connection with McGriff’s death. He is being charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Investigators say Mingo was already on bond for second-degree burglary, three counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute.

No possible motive for the Aug. 1 shooting has been released.

Anyone with information about the shooting or Mingo’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Lancaster Police Department at 803-283-1171 or by calling or texting the Anonymous Tip Hotline at 803-289-6040.

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