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Second man arrested in Orangeburg shooting

Jeremy Houser (provided)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCIV) -- Deputies haven taken a second man into custody in connection with a fatal shooting that happened last month.

According to Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office officials, 24-year-old Jeremy Houser was taken into custody in Washington D.C. on a warrant for murder.

"Mr. Houser had been developed as a suspect in the August 26 shooting at a Gretta Lane residence," said Sheriff Leroy Ravenell . "Along with his brother, Houser went into this residence and fatally shot the victim."

The first suspect, 28-year-old Darrin Houser, was arrested two days after the shooting on August 28. While authorities originally thought the two suspects were brothers, they later learned they were uncle and nephew.

Officials said the men were charged after a witness said Darrin Houser tricked them into allowing him in their Gretta Lane residence around midnight on the night of the incident.

The witnesses said that once the men were inside, gunfire rang out with at least one shot striking 56-year-old Anthony Patterson. Patterson was declared dead at the scene.

Ravenell said the motive for the shooting was robbery.

Jeremy Houser has been extradited back to South Carolina. He will have a bond hearing on September 16.

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