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Man responsible for fatal Cane Bay shooting faces judge

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — The man who authorities say is responsible for a fatal shooting in the Cane Bay neighborhood, faced a bond court judge Monday. 

Wade David Williamson, III, 35, is charged with murder and weapons possession. 

Authorities responded to 137 Decatur Drive at approximately 7:20 a.m. on April 8 in reference to a shooting incident. Officers found an adult male, later identified as Liam Owen Vernon, 35, with several gunshot wounds.

Medics transported him to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  

An investigation revealed that Williams and Vernon were associated with each other prior to the shooting. We're told Vernon was shot three times by Williams.

Right after the incident,  authorities said "the relationship and histories of the parties involved is being examined in order to determine what led up to this shooting. The homeowner is currently cooperating with detectives through his attorney." 

We later learned Williamson told 911 dispatchers that he and Vernon had been getting along all night until Vernon hit him in the jaw.

Williamson said Vernon continued to hit him so he shot him.

At a hearing on Monday, April 16, bond was denied for both charges. A magistrate cannot issue a bond, according to Chief Deputy Mike Cochran. "He is awaiting the circuit court to hear the bond case."

Chief Deputy Cochran says the bond hearing on the circuit court level should be Monday afternoon. 


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