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LPD makes arrest in South Harper shooting

The Laurens Police Department arrested one suspect following a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a South Harper Street convenience store.

Marqevius Janell Brown, 33,  of Laurens was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature.

According to the LPD, Brown shot at another person after a verbal altercation between the two, but the bullet accidentally hit an innocent bystander’s vehicle with  them inside.

Officers also discovered a cache of guns, money and drugs at the suspect’s residence on Park Place in Laurens upon the execution of a search warrant.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed, the LPD said.

Weapons and cash found at a Laurens residence discovered by Laurens Police after a Wednesday afternoon shooting on South Harper Street.

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