Man wanted in club shooting surrenders

An 18-year-old Augusta man wanted in last week's fatal nightclub shooting turned himself in to police on Saturday.


Richmond County sheriff's investigators said Darion Antonio McNair surrendered at the Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way at about 11:30 a.m.

He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in Monday's shooting of 18-year-old Stedmund Fryer, Sgt. Richard Roundtree stated in a news release.

About 150 to 200 people were on the dance floor at Club Super C's Lounge on Tobacco Road early Monday when Mr. Fryer was shot, authorities said. Both young men were involved in an altercation before the shooting, police have said.

Mr. McNair has been in trouble before. He was indicted in October on 19 counts, including aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with a July 2006 drive-by shooting at a Bahama Drive apartment complex. At the time, police said it was related to the gangs Sunset and O-Dub.

Police have said Monday's shooting does not appear to be gang-related. Jordash Tanksley, 23, of Augusta, who is a known associate of Mr. McNair, is wanted for questioning in the case. He has not been charged.

Anyone with information on either shooting can call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

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