Shooting suspect is sought

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A fatal shooting Monday morning at a south Augusta nightclub was the result of an ongoing dispute between the victim and a man who police now say is his killer.

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Darion Antonio McNair

Richmond County investigators are seeking 18-year-old Darion Antonio McNair, who is charged with murder and possession of a firearm in the shooting death of Stedmund Fryer, also 18, according to a news release from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Officials at the sheriff's office said 150 to 200 people were on the dance floor at Club Super C's Lounge on Tobacco Road at 2:20 a.m. when Mr. Fryer was shot.

The two men were involved in an altercation just before the shooting, according to the release.

In the hours after the Mr. Fryer's slaying, shots were fired at an apartment belonging to Mr. McNair's sister in what investigators are calling a "cycle of violence.". An adult relative was in the apartment in the 800 block of Spruce Street at the time, but neither the sister nor her three children were there.

23-year-old Jordash Tanksley, is wanted for questioning in the case and is known to associate with Mr. McNair. No charges have been filed against him.

Both Mr. McNair and Mr. Tanksley have a long list of felony charges against them.

Mr. Tanksley served a two-year prison sentence in 2004 in connection with a felony theft conviction. He also has outstanding felony aggravated assault and weapons charges, the release said.

Mr. McNair was indicted in October on 19 counts, including aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the first and second degree 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 said Monday's incident does not appear to be gang-related and sheriff's Sgt. Richard Roundtree would not comment on any current affiliation between the suspects and gangs, instead referring to the department news release.

Both men should be considered "armed and extremely dangerous," the release said. Anyone with information on either of them can call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 07/11/07 - 05:35 am
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Now this story makes much

Now this story makes much more sense then the one from yesterday. This story is about crazy people killing crazy people and is just another reason south Augusta has the reputation, deserved or not, that it has today. A lot of people knew about the animosity between the shooter and the victim, but no one of authority was concerned until one died. Black on black crime is a way of life for way too many people. I can think of no way to correct this attitude that doesn't start at the core of the community.

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realdeal2 07/11/07 - 05:37 am
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How can this young man with

How can this young man with such a list of charges(from last year) still be on the street? We need to get together as a community to push for tougher laws

Godschild
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Godschild 07/11/07 - 06:36 am
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I do not understand why there

I do not understand why there are teen clubs opened at that time of the morning?

VinnMann
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VinnMann 07/11/07 - 06:51 am
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I feel that this generation

I feel that this generation does not have that faith that we all need to get through life.We seem to think that we can control others. When we can not even control ourselves most of the time. We make more laws and things just get worse. Law inforcement is a cash cow for the system of law inforcement. Clearly what ever these two young men were at each other for was not worth two lives.I will keep both of these families in my prayers. If you want to make the world a better place start with self. I could go on bit I need to get ready for work. Remember LOVE not hate, FORGIVENESS equals no regret. Vengence belongs to GOD and him alone. May GOD bless us all.

pofwe
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pofwe 07/11/07 - 07:06 am
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Who is their lawyer? Must be

Who is their lawyer? Must be quiet a mouthpiece, no pun intended.

freeman01
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freeman01 07/11/07 - 07:24 am
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Where are the parents of

Where are the parents of these kids? The problem today is we have very irresponsible parents because many of them were not mentally ready to be parents. Also many black kids today do not have a father at home and that has an affect on them. We as black people need to make better choices and stop bringing all of these children in the world we cannot take care of because many of them will have a strong chance of being menaces to society. I agree with Bill Cosby. Black women need to stop having all of these kids out of wedlock. There should be a law when a woman has 2 kids and she is not married, she should not be allowed to have anymore kids. Illegitimate kids lead to poverty and poverty leads to crime. We need to break this vicious cycle. I know many people might be offended by these comments, but so what the truth needs to be said.

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redapples 07/11/07 - 07:34 am
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Freeman01, I appreciate your

Freeman01, I appreciate your opinions and agree with your description of the vicious cycle that is ravaging our society.

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MissNea1908 07/11/07 - 08:11 am
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I'm not understanding how the

I'm not understanding how the kid got into a club with a weapon!! Why isnt there any security available at the door? This is why south Augusta is getting the reputation that it is getting now.

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ShelbyJones 07/11/07 - 08:17 am
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Patriciathomas, how can you

Patriciathomas, how can you say, "No one of authority was concerned until someone dies". If this was an ongoing thing, the police can only go on what they are told happened. If the house was shot at, normally they are told, "I don't know who did it, I don't have any enemies". I agree with the black on black crime issues. Unfortunately, it is normally the innocent who are injured and is normally a child. I have a patient who is just 18 years old and she already has three children. All of the children have different fathers and she is on welfare. I feel sorry for the children because she does not know any parenting skills.

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lifelongresidient 07/11/07 - 08:24 am
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BUT WAIT EVERYONE!!!!you

BUT WAIT EVERYONE!!!!you don't understand, the kids have rage and we must reach out to him (the killer). we can't punish him we have to reach out to him, take money from those who work for it to slpend on programs that fail more often than they succeed. RIGHT AND IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU JUST READ I HAVE SOME OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY TO SELL YOU IN BLYTHE. my question to all liberals is why must the justice system reach out, we as black people must stop making excuses for bad behavior and hold the parents responsible. there is no excuse for children out of wedlock, especially when the parent refuses to support the child. no what you are going to get is a lawyer who will buy the killer a suit, dress him up and then make excuses as to why his client with a long arrest record should go free. when in actuality he should have been kept in jail given his rap sheet. we as black people must rid ourselves of those who do not want to be productive members of society and concentrate our efforts and resources to those who will help themselves and our soceity move forward and succeed

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Raindance 07/11/07 - 08:30 am
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Freeman01, it's usually the

Freeman01, it's usually the comments that make sense that offend the most people. But you are right on target, you know. If a woman can bring a child into the world and inflict indifference upon it, refusing to give it a proper upbringing, there is nothing left but for the poor child to fend for itself, physically and emotionally. A woman like this has no parental conscious and it should be no skin off her nose to trot down to planned parenthood and take care of the issue before it becomes the public's issue...again. Years ago, there was hushed talk about a OB/GYN in South Carolina that allegedly required his patients to sign a waiver stating that after two children, they would agree to have their tubes tied. Naturally, after this plot was discovered he was prosecuted, and he may even be deceased now, but what an idea. He may have even performed the procedures at no charge. Their are two sides to the accuracy of the whole account but the story has been around for years. I always liked it.

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mccaintwo 07/11/07 - 08:37 am
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You know I agree with the

You know I agree with the city about something needs to be done, but this incident is like every other incident in the CSRA. It's very said that this young man had to loose his life over stupidty and ingnorance. The city never do anything until someone is killed. You can have 20 accidents at an intersection, and as soon as one gets killed then a light is put up. Our young men and women do need something to do, but what happen to curfew that is suppose to be in affect. Instilling repect of another person, love, and morals starts at home. We as a community can talk about things but never do anything. We have to teach our childern the value of life and what it means to repect not just ourselves but other people as well. We can't expect the police to raise our childern and handle something that we should instill in them as parents/legal gardians. It's really sad how we are killing each other because our young men don't want to be a punk. Well let's shead alight. The boy you kill is someones child just like you are, and what's going to be on your tombstone. " Here lyies John. He died, but he anit no PUNK". It's sad and needs to END. GOD BLESS that family and keep Praying!!!!!!!!!!!!

LaTwon
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LaTwon 07/11/07 - 09:10 am
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70% of black children born

70% of black children born out of wedlock and no one understands why they think all women are ho's. a bastard knows what a bastard is.

luckie
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luckie 07/11/07 - 09:23 am
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ShelbyJones, if you have an

ShelbyJones, if you have an 18 year old patient who has 3 kids by diffferent men (thugs) you need to talk her into a tubal ligation quick because child number 4 is on its way. I feel sorry for the oldest child. And it is not appropriate to allow your kids to run around in underwear when you have male company or to allow your male visitors to oversee them in the bathtub, etc. THese are parenting skills too and I hope you talk to her about this. This is a totally different situation than the Wilson case and consensual sex comes in - this could initiate into molestation and small children are threatened to keep their mouths shut. I know that in some schools, counsellors give a little class to let children know what is appropriate and not and for them to tell their moms.

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yelhsa 07/11/07 - 09:29 am
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right on Freeman01!!!!!!

right on Freeman01!!!!!!

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 07/11/07 - 09:38 am
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Why was a club like that open

Why was a club like that open at the time the shooting occurred?

Raindance
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Raindance 07/11/07 - 09:41 am
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What would really be

What would really be interesting is to get African-American female views on why they have children out-of-wedlock. I would like to hear from women who have been there, done that. From those of us who are truly clueless - why does it happen? Is it an acceptance thing? Do they think that because out of wedlock children are so commonplace, it's actually justified to bring children they cannot properly care for into the midst of others? Is it a stature thing? Does it bring respect among fellow African-Americans? By the time a woman reaches child-bearing age, they have learned what causes pregnancy, they've witnessed first hand what a child demands in terms of doctor visits, food, clothing, education, etc. And no doubt the woman has seen the destructive lifestyles of children with no father or stable home life. Abortions are expensive. Birth control is a big responsibility, and abstinence is nearly unheard of. But I want to know what goes through the minds of these women when they give themselves to a man soon to be running for the hills after he's done with her. Education tactics are a dime a dozen and nothing seems to be working. Maybe we haven't asked the right questions. So?

The TRUTH2
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The TRUTH2 07/11/07 - 09:47 am
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Theres a lot of truth in what

Theres a lot of truth in what many have said but, what are we going to do about it? We do a lot of talking but no action is put behind our talking. I wonder what would happen if these "BLACK guys were shooting WHITE guys? Let's be for REAL!

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bone 07/11/07 - 09:58 am
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THE TRUTH? okay, here it is:

THE TRUTH? okay, here it is: there would have been many witnesses directing the cops to the assailant if a white person were involved. the culture of "snitching" is entirely black and one of the main reasons why crime continues to escalate in the black community.

freeman01
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freeman01 07/11/07 - 09:58 am
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I don't want to seem like I

I don't want to seem like I am coming down on just the women for the issues we are having with parenting in our community. We as men need to be more responsible also because it takes two. I believe if a man is out there making many babies there should be a law that he gets a vacectomy. There needs to be a change soon because our future does not look so great, but it starts in the home.

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feedup 07/11/07 - 09:58 am
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What sad is that one man lost

What sad is that one man lost his life and two more or goig to spend the rest of theres behind bars. Violence begat violence. The reason our young ladies are having so many babies, because the system will take care of them. Give her a place to live in the project and food stamp. Know you tell me what type of mentality will she have? How is this teaching her to care for her kids? What is she doing to better her self?

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heartablazing69 07/11/07 - 09:59 am
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missnea On the news on

missnea On the news on television investigators said security was in place and metal detectors were used. So according to Richmond county ,he(the suspect) possibly hid the gun in his shoe. WHAT??!! The true reality is security probably scanned some patrons and not others, or at the time of suspect entering the establishment no one was at the door. Maybe bathroom break. "Gotta go, Gotta go, Gotta go right now!" Also a comment written last night by a female who said she stood next to Freier when he got shot, said Jordash was not the shooter but it was kind of dark and she couldn,t see who it was. She also said when the shot rang out security was first to scramble for the door. If that is so, some real security isn't it. She said the initial suspect was not even at the club, sounds like she may have some important information for investigators.

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WorriedAboutOurFuture 07/11/07 - 10:03 am
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RAINDANCE: There are a few

RAINDANCE: There are a few very strong motivations to have children even out of wedlock among low-income women, especially black women living at or below the poverty level. First and foremost, these children-- which is what these girls actually are-- really want someone of their own who loves them and needs them. This should give us the biggest insight into the self-perpetuating nature of this socially destructive phenomenon. Second, they achieve an elevation of status within their families and social sphere, in two concrete ways: they now are "women" and they generate income for the family with a new AFDC account. Third, these girls, like virtually all young girls, hope they will find their "Prince Charming", who will marry them and care for them and all her children. (Too bad they've gotten completely bum info on how to accomplish that.) There is a certain logic to the situation in terms of survival value, but sadly, it's a very low level of survival for a large percentage. I marvel at the women who have come through that life and emerge as strong, successful, faith-filled models of what (especially) black women are capable of doing with their lives.

3572
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3572 07/11/07 - 10:05 am
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freeman01 see i would put my

freeman01 see i would put my phone number on here so i could really tell you how i feel but i have gotten saved thank god but maybe these sorry men need to step up and start being a father i have 3 children and i am not married but thats not going to stop me from doing what a mother should do , I have 2 boys and a girl and my kids are not out all times of night etc.
Also that black man that didnt marry me take good care of the kids and sends over a thousand dollars a month in child support and buy things the kids need . Every case is different dont be posting stuff like that it offends people. And also what are you doing. My faith is in god not man. God forgave a 3 times and guess what those are blessings see its what we do with the blessing that make the difference. Maybe there need to be more prayer and love. And maybe it can start with YOU!!!!!!!

3572
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3572 07/11/07 - 10:08 am
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raindance you are stupid,

raindance you are stupid, there are 2 parties a man and a women dont put it all on the women. you sound like a stupid man.

bone
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bone 07/11/07 - 10:15 am
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3572, perhaps what raindance

3572, perhaps what raindance wanted was commentary from a single mom who had multiple children from multiple partners (i find it hard to believe such a person reads the paper online). i am happy that your babydaddy has chosen to contribute monetarily to assist with financial issues; does he also share with raising the children? if not, why has he been allowed to sire 3 progeny? just curious - you are obviously a model parent and i'm sure your children will be valued members of our society.

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WorriedAboutOurFuture 07/11/07 - 10:17 am
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As 3572 says, it's good role

As 3572 says, it's good role modes and steady parental involvement in a child's life, from the very beginning, that makes the biggest impact on a child's direction in life. But, unfortunately, even that doesn't always ensure a good outcome. The school environment, with only a few exceptions, mainly undermines the efforts of parents. Kids today have to be a lot stronger in their resolve to stay on track than I ever thought about being. They have to choose to do the right thing, and often suffer at least ridicule or ostracizm as a result. My generation could just flow along the "right" path and actively had to choose to step out of it, at which point we then got ridiculed and ostracized.

3572
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3572 07/11/07 - 10:19 am
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FEEEMANO1 i forgot to say i

FEEEMANO1 i forgot to say i work everyday and i dont get ANY welfare nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!. but my pay check that i earn and my children get child support i dont go to clubs or do anything in front of or behind my children that i dont wont them to do and i dont have my blessings(children) around any ole body!!!!! and you fit in that group i keep my children in positive surroundings
i dont want my blessings around THINGS that think they are less then they are because there mother and father is not married.I think that if the person that gave my children life(god) love them then what people (man) think dont really matter you are not the one we have to stand before on that day!!!!. SO let me go and pray because you have really made me so mad and i need to repent.

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weekapaug05 07/11/07 - 10:21 am
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Who cares about the parents?

Who cares about the parents? He's 18 he's an adult. No one asked where Lee Havey Oswald parents were.

freeman01
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freeman01 07/11/07 - 10:22 am
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3572, I did not put all the

3572, I did not put all the blame on women, I agree our men do need to step up, but we have to be more responsible about our decisions, I never said that all single mothers are irresponsible mothers, but we need to tell our children to wait until they are married to have kids because it does make it a bit easier on them and it is the right thing to do. Think about how different our society would be if people had children when they were mentally and financially ready.

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