Kershaw Murder Suspect Arrested in Chik Fil-A Parking Lot

From Release by LCSO: Dorian Tyrese Clyburn, age 16, of Lancaster, was arrested early this morning and charged with Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder. The Murder charge relates to the shooting death of Vincent Barry Lambert, Jr. The Attempted Murder charges relate to the shooting injury of the adult female driver of the Altima and the four-year-old male child, who was not injured.

Clyburn had been developed as a suspect in the case. About lunchtime yesterday, Monday, May 14, 2018, investigators received information that Clyburn was at a home on Hood Park Lane off Craig Farm Road. As investigators approached the home Clyburn ran out the back door. The investigators pursued, but Clyburn escaped. Additional officers were dispatched to the area and set up a perimeter. The sheriff’s office K-9 units and the SWAT team also responded. A State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) K-9 unit and a SLED helicopter also responded to the area. A reverse 911 call was placed to area residents to alert them of the reason for law enforcement presence. The search continued until approximately 9:00 p. m. but despite several reported sightings by area residents, Clyburn was not located.

Deputies continued to patrol the area throughout the night and early morning hours and at approximately 1:30 a. m. today received a report of a suspicious person walking south on Charlotte Highway near Lancaster Motor Company. A deputy found Clyburn on a bicycle on Hubbard Drive near Lancaster Fire Department Station 2. The deputy pulled alongside Clyburn and activated his blue lights, and Clyburn ditched the bicycle and ran through the parking lot of the University of South Carolina – Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building toward the bypass. The deputy pursued Clyburn on foot across the bypass and arrested him in the Chick Fil’A parking lot without incident. Clyburn will also be charged with Resisting Arrest. Ownership of the Huffy Rocky bicycle is unknown. Clyburn was processed and transported to a Department of Juvenile Justice detention facility in Columbia since he is under 17 years of age. He will be brought before a magistrate in Lancaster later today for a bond hearing. A photograph of Clyburn is not available.

The female victim continues to receive medical treatment but is expected to recover. Neither she nor the child will be identified at this time. The sheriff’s office will not discuss a motive for these events at this time.

“This investigation continues,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Clyburn was not alone when this shooting occurred. We have other suspects and are pursuing them diligently. We received lots of good information from citizens in our search for Clyburn. I appreciate folks being willing to step forward and tell us what they know to help us move forward with investigations like this. I am also thankful to the residents of the area we searched yesterday. I am sure our large presence was an inconvenience and probably caused a good deal of alarm. The folks in that area can rest easy today.”

Categories: Breaking News, Kershaw, Lancaster

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