Deputies arrest men accused of shooting, killing Lancaster, S.C. man

Two men have been arrested and charged with murder.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death that happened shortly...
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death that happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lancaster, S.C.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 1:40 PM EST
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LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death that happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lancaster, S.C.

Deputies say they found 53-year-old Gene White with two gunshot wounds in an outbuilding at his home off John Street.

He was being tended to by two women, deputies say, but died at the scene.

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Investigators learned two men drove to the home, and one of them got out and met with the victim in the outbuilding. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

The man came out of the outbuilding with a handgun and got back into the car which left the area.

Deputies have since arrested 24-year-old Corey Deonta Baker, Jr. and 20-year-old Rickevious Debriek Durham in connection to the incident. Both men were charged with murder.

“The task force investigators did an excellent job in running down the many leads they developed, identifying the players, and getting both of them into custody for this homicide,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “I again express my thanks to our folks and the personnel of all the other agencies that assisted us with this investigation and the apprehension of these defendants.”

Anyone with information should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers by calling 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), logging onto midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or by downloading the P3 Tips App.