Man wanted in Lancaster murder arrested in Washington, D.C.

- A man who was wanted in connection to a murder in Lancaster, South Carolina was arrested this week in Washington, D.C., according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

Zakee Antwon Edward Davis, 24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Demarcus Laquan Hendrix. The deadly shooting happened at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at a home located on Hood Park Lane in Lancaster.

The 34-year-old victim was found in the yard with multiple gunshot wounds, deputies said. 

Investigators believe Hendrix, Davis, and others were at the house visiting and had a running disagreement concerning the sale of a firearm. An argument started and Davis shot Hendrix multiple times. Investigators believe Davis fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee, which Hendrix had driven to the home on Hood Park Lane. 

The Jeep was later found by deputies around 7:30 p.m. that day abandoned in a driveway on Clyburn Street, which is a short distance from Davis' home. A K-9 unit tracked from the Jeep to Davis' home on Riley Circle. A search warrant was obtained for the house, but Davis was not found at the time. 

Investigators learned Davis had family in Washington, D.C. and might have fled there. With the help of the State Law Enforcement Division, Davis was located Wednesday morning, August 22, and taken into custody.

Davis was brought back to South Carolina and booked into the Lancaster County Detention Center around 1:15 a.m. Thursday. 

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at (803) 283-3388.

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