Man arrested, charged with murder in connection to deadly Florence shooting

Pee Dee Crime

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a deadly Florence shooting.

As News13 first reported Tuesday night, Phillip Tyrone Legette was arrested by Florence police.

Legette turned himself in to the Florence Police Department around 3:30 p.m. on October 1, according to Florence police. He is facing the following charges in connection to the shooting:

  • murder
  • possession of a weapon during a violent crime
  • possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Legette was taken to the Florence County Detention Center and a bond hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon.

Phillip Tyrone Legette (photo: Florence County Detention Center)

Officers responded to a shooting around 6:05 p.m. on September 28 in the 1100 block of Oakland Avenue. Officers located the victim, identified as Frederick E. Law. Law was taken to the hospital by EMS and later died from his injuries.

According to a background check for Legette, he has been charged with the following in the past:

  • assault and battery with intent to kill
  • disorderly conduct
  • discharge firearm
  • trespassing
  • pointing a firearm
  • possession with intent to distribute cocaine
  • resisting arrest
  • assault and battery high and aggravated nature
  • malicious injury to personal property > $1000 by < $5,000
  • attempted grand larceny
  • first degree burglary

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