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Delmar Sanders, 29, of Beaufort wanted for murder and attempted murder in Friday morning’s shooting in Burton

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 29-year-old Delmar Sanders in connection with the July 23, 2021, early-morning shooting in Burton that left one man dead and a woman wounded. He is still at large.

Case History

Just after 1:30 a.m. July 23, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting with two gunshot victims in the area of Stanley Farms and Laurel Bay roads in Burton.

When deputies arrived, they located a wounded man and woman and secured the scene for Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

EMS transported the two victims to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The wounded man, 29-year-old Deonne McLendon of Burton, died at the hospital; the wounded woman was treated and released.

The Investigation

At the scene, deputies learned that the victims had been shot near the road and the subject fled prior to their arrival.

Sheriff’s Office investigators were notified of the shooting and responded.

Investigators processed the crime scene for forensic evidence and interviewed witnesses.

In those interviews, Delmar Sanders, 29, of Beaufort was identified as the subject who shot and killed McLendon and wounded the woman.

Obtaining of Arrest Warrants

On July 23, following the interviews and an evaluation of the evidence, investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and presented the facts of the case.

After reviewing the facts, the magistrate issued arrest warrants for Sanders for Murder, Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Wanted Subject Delmar Sanders

As of the time of this advisory, Sanders has not been apprehended.

He is listed as a wanted subject in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Sanders is an African-American male, 5’08” tall and approximately 150 pounds. A photograph is attached.

Anyone who has information on Sanders’s whereabouts is urged to contact Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch at 9-1-1.

To provide information on the shooting, please contact Sergeant James Tunis at 843-255-3426 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office appreciates your partnership in the safety of our community.