One person dead, another in custody following Dorchester Co. shooting

By | January 8, 2022

One person dead – Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office say one person is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in the Dorchester area.

Deputies have charged 62-year-old Nathan Wesley Ziegler with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. He is expected to have a bond hearing on Saturday morning.

The investigation happened at 11:50 a.m. on Friday when deputies responded to 201 Johnson Road for a request for help. According to investigators, the suspect and victim lived at the address.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a witness, the victim, and the suspect.“Found unresponsive and a short time later declared deceased was Charles Jacob Young, 82,” the sheriff’s office said. “The responding deputy located a gunshot wound just below the neck.”

One person dead, another in custody following Dorchester

A report states that after speaking with a witness, deputies, with assistance from a Harleyville police officer, took Ziegler into custody.

“The witness stated there was a very brief exchange between Young and Ziegler prior to hearing the gunshot,” DCSO officials said. “The investigation is continuing.”