Pee Dee shooting death of Larry Dontaye Joyner – Obituary
Larry Dontaye Joyner has died in a fatal Pee Dee shooting that occurred around Brunwood Drive at about 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Randolph Eugene Smith has been identified as the suspect.
The suspect reportedly grabbed Larry’s vehicle, with him inside, and fled the area, according to police.
The truck was eventually discovered in Jeffries Creek Park, and the suspect, Randolph Eugene Smith, was apprehended as well. He will appear in court soon.
Investigators found discovered Smith approached neighbors on their way home, asking them to go to the shop for him. After denying Smith’s request, the victim was reportedly shot in their vehicle.
Larry Dontaye Joyner, 37, of Florence, was identified as the victim by Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken. The Medical University of South Carolina has scheduled an autopsy.
Smith is charged with murder, having a weapon while committing a violent felony, and grand larceny.