Second arrest made in Lancaster double homicide

Police in Lancaster County are asking for the public's help locating a person of interest connected to a double homicide Thursday night.

LANCASTER, S.C. -- A second man has been arrested in connection with a double homicide in Lancaster. 

Damarcus Marsh, 24 was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of murder and a charge of attempted murder among other charges.

This is the second arrest in just over a week in the case. Javon McCain, 36, was arrested last week after turning himself in and was charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder. 

According to Lancaster Police, officers responded to a reported shooting at the Palmetto Place Apartments around 8:30 Thursday night. When officers arrived on the scene, they determined that three people had been shot. One of the victims, identified as 21-year-old Rakeem Patterson of Lancaster, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators said a second victim, identified as 22-year-old Markevis Foster, died at Carolinas Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting. Police said a third shooting victim suffered injuries that aren't considered life-threatening. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lancaster Police at 803-283-3313 or the Lancaster County crime stoppers tip line at 803-289-6040. 

 

 

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