4th murder charge after baby dies 2 months after shooting

January 6, 2021 GMT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A man facing three counts of murder in the killings of a father and his two sons in a South Carolina home now faces a fourth murder charge after a baby delivered after his mother was wounded died near two months after the shooting.

Eugene Martin, 27, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the Nov. 10 shooting at a Sumter home.

Martin shot the pregnant woman and 32-year-old Marcus Davis in a car outside the home, according to a Sumter police report.

Davis’ mother told investigators that her other son 36-year-old Randy Davis came running in the house yelling he had been shot and the gunman kept firing as he chased him into a bedroom, the report said.


Officers found the father of the two men, 61-year-old Raymond Davis, dead on the living room floor, according to the report.

The pregnant woman’s baby was delivered by an emergency cesarean section, but the infant died Monday from complications caused by the shooting of the mother and the emergency delivery, police said.

Police have given no motive for the shooting, and it wasn’t clear if Martin had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.