Man previously charged in 2017 Lake City shooting arrested again in another shooting

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Erick Raquim McCrea Jr. (Courtesy: Florence County Detention Center)

LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Kingstree man was charged in a shooting that happened on Rae Street in Lake City April 4.

Erick Raquim McCrea Jr., 22, of Kingstree, allegedly shot a victim with a handgun following a physical altercation, Florence County Sheriff’s Office Investigators said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

McCrea Jr. was arrested April 16 and is being held in the Florence County Detention Center. He’s charged with attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

PREVIOUS SHOOTING

The Lake City Police Department confirms to News13 that this is the same man who was charged with two counts of attempted murder following a shooting in October 2017. It happened on Salters Street.

During the 2017 incident, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office told News13 that then-19-year-old McCrea shot two people while he was in a car.

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