Man arrested for accidental shooting death of friend

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCIV) - An Orangeburg County man was arrested Monday morning for the accidental shooting death of a friend.

According to Orangeburg County deputies, 20-year-old Marquis Diondre Stevenson accidentally shot his friend while shooting at two other people during a fight over stolen drugs.

Deputies were reportedly flagged down by a nearby resident before noon Monday and told of gunshots in the area of Stilton Road. When officers looked into the report, they found a car with a shattered rear window and a man lying in the front yard.

The coroner's office identified the victim as 20-year-old Semaj Randolph.

"We extend our condolences to the families of the three men whose lives were cut short over the past three days by senseless acts. It is imperative that we teach our children, grandchildren, and those that we have contact with about the value of human life as well as the serious and life changing consequences of committing criminal acts," said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Stevenson is set to go through bond court Tuesday afternoon.