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Florence County deputies seek three to question in Tuesday double slaying

Florence County deputies seek three to question in Tuesday double slaying

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's assistance to find three people they want to talk to in connection with the slaying of two motorists on U.S. 76 near Alligator Road.

Malik Askins and Lydia Thompson died Tuesday afternoon when multiple rounds were fired into the car in which they were traveling, according to the sheriff's office. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken  released the victims' identities Wednesday morning.

The three sought by investigators are Raheim Rajuan Taylor, 27, of 760 Third Street, Timmonsville; Johnathan Antwan Boone, 18, of 225 Milk Street, Timmonsville, and Kadeem Cleveland McFadden, 21, of 854 Cow Pasture Road, Lake City, according to the sheriff's office.

All three have outstanding felony warrants.

Taylor is wanted on charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Boone is wanted on four counts of attempted murder and one count of discharging a firearm into a dwelling. McFadden is wanted on three counts of attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, pointing and presenting a firearm and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

All three should be considered "armed and dangerous" and should not be approached, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information regarding the killings is asked to contact sheriff's office investigator at 843-665-2121 ext. 372 or submit a tip on the agency's free app for Apple and Android devices. You can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee by submitting information at www.peedeeswanted.com, downloading the P3Tips app on your phone or calling 888-CRIME-SC. You can earn cash rewards up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of people involved in crime.

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