West Columbia man charged with attempted murder in convenience store shooting

Lexington County deputies have arrested a West Columbia man accused of shooting at a car full of people last week after a fight at a convenience store.

Markelle Da’Shaun Rogers, 23, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of discharging a firearm at a vehicle and one count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on the information detectives have gathered and confirmed, Rogers fired multiple shots at a car after a fight in a convenience store parking lot in the 200 block of Longs Pond Road early Thursday morning,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “It all started when the shooting victims said they were blocked in by another car at a gas pump.”

Rogers and two women were in the other car, according to Koon.

“The two females who were in Rogers’ car got out of the car and started fighting the people in the other car,” Koon said. “After the fight was over, Rogers shot at the other car as it drove away.”

Koon said multiple rounds hit the other car.

Lexington County investigators, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Rogers Monday. He is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.