A 25-year-old man wanted in connection with a May shootout that left two injured turned himself in on Sunday

Beaufort County, South Carolina – The 25-year-old Dakari Ayise, who was wanted in connection with a shootout that left two people injured, turned himself in on Sunday.

According to the Beaufort County deputies, the shooting incident took place inside a vehicle on Seaside Road on St. Helena Island in May. Since the shooting incident, Ayise has been wanted by the authorities on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

On Sunday, he was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center. He is being held pending a bond hearing.

When first responders arrived at the shooting scene shortly after the incident, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. They were immediately transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

Per the investigators, one of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital shortly after receiving treatment.

However, the second victim suffered serious, life-threatening gunshot injuries and was held in the hospital for further treatment. On June 2, deputies confirmed that the second victim died from his injuries at MUSC. The victim was later identified as 21-year-old Darius Ayise, Dakari Ayise’s brother.

Investigators say they found two handguns in the vehicle the woman and the two wounded men were traveling in. Witnesses told deputies the occupants of the car exchanged shots over an ongoing dispute.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates when available.

Alex Tuhell

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