2 men killed in Laurens Co. double homicide identified

LAURENS, SC (WSPA) – Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect in a double shooting that left two men dead.

The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Winetta Street in Laurens.

Deputies say they found two men, at the scene with gunshot wounds.  Both were taken to the hospital where they later died.

The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Roydrecilous Irby and 43-year-old Sidney Speaks.

Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder says more than 300 people were at a block party where the men were shot.

Reeder says witnesses told investigators that the party got out of control and more people kept showing up before the shooting.

Deputies are investigating the shooting with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

Alexus Coleman (left) – Alexius Long (right)

Alexius Long and Alexus Coleman are each charged with breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident.

Coleman and Long both received a $20,000 bond on Monday.

Chief Deputy Reeder says witnesses told investigators the two women were seen firing shots into the air, which instigated a fight.

Steven Redd (Courtesy: Laurens Co. Sheriff's Office)
Steven Redd (Courtesy: Laurens Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies say Steven Redd has also been arrested in connection to the incident. Deputies say he is charged with Assault and Battery.

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