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Man Sentenced to 171 Months Imprisonment for Double Shooting

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Travis Donald Fender, 26, of Summerville, South Carolina, was sentenced to a total of one hundred and seventy-one months imprisonment for his involvement in a drug deal where he shot two people.  Fender pled guilty in January, 2015, to one count of Discharge of a Firearm during a Drug Trafficking Offense and one Count of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Felon.  The Discharge of a Firearm offense carries a mandatory consecutive ten-year imprisonment sentence; the Illegal Possession of a Firearm offense carries up to ten years imprisonment. 

Information presented at Fender’s guilty plea and sentencing established that Fender engaged in a drug transaction with two individuals in June of 2013.  When Fender arrived at the transaction he robbed and shot both individuals, using a Glock 9mm handgun.  Both individuals survived the shooting.  At the time, Fender was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.  United States District Judge David C. Norton imposed the sentence.

The conviction and sentence are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.         



Nathan Williams (843) 266-1671

Updated June 12, 2017

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