Marion police charges man with murder following Monday night shooting

January 10, 2019

MARION, S.C. – Marion Police Chief Tony P. Flowers said officers made an arrest following the shooting death of a 20-year old man on the 900 block of Watsonia Street in Marion Monday night.

Officers arrested Michael Davis, 25, of Marion on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He is currently being held at the Marion County Detention Center awaiting bond.

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson identified the victim as Elijah Octavian Blackwell, 20, of Marion.

Flowers said it appears Blackwell was shot in the head near apartments around 11 p.m.

The incident is still under investigation, he said. Anyone with information in regards to the incident is encouraged to contact the Marion Police Department at 843-423-8616.

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