Suspect in fatal Wellford shooting in custody - FOX Carolina 21

Suspect in fatal Wellford shooting in custody

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Dannie 'Boomer' Hamilton Jr. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Dannie 'Boomer' Hamilton Jr. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
Officials respond to the scene of a shooting on Totteridge Drive. (Oct. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Officials respond to the scene of a shooting on Totteridge Drive. (Oct. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Officials respond to the scene of a shooting on Totteridge Drive. (Oct. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Officials respond to the scene of a shooting on Totteridge Drive. (Oct. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Dannie Hamilton appears in court for his bond hearing. (Oct. 28, 2014/FOX Carolina) Dannie Hamilton appears in court for his bond hearing. (Oct. 28, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a man wanted in a fatal shooting Sunday night was taken into custody on Monday.

Around 7:45 p.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Totteridge Drive and Ripple Road, in the Brookside Village community of Wellford.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said a young adult male was found dead at the scene. The coroner identified him as 25-year-old Brandon Soloman Bryant.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Dannie "Boomer" Isaiah Hamilton Jr., 43, of Wellford. Deputies said Hamilton was wanted on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

He was taken into custody on Monday, according to the sheriff's office. 

Bryant's family said he was someone who got along with everyone. His mother said people who knew him well called him a gentle giant. 

Bryant's girlfriend Kristina Whitted said they heard gunshots outside their home so Bryant walked outside to ask the gunman to please stop firing a weapon in an area where there were children.

"He wasn't about the drama or anything like that, he tried to keep peace, he tried to stay to himself, that's really basically what we did, he didn't bother anybody," Whitted said. 

She said Bryant then turned around to go back inside his home when the shooter asked him to come back to the street, that's when she said she heard three shots.

Whitted said as she was holding Bryant in her arms while waiting for police and the ambulance, the shooter came back and shined his brights on Bryant's body. She said she's feels safer now knowing the person responsible is now in custody.  

Hamilton was being held without bond at the county detention center.

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