LANCASTER, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies say a Kershaw man who was shot when intruders tried to break into his home has turned himself in.
Darrell D’Shawn Shropshire, who played with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons from 2005-2006, surrendered to authorities on Jan. 24. He was booked at the Lancaster County Detention Center on several drug and weapons charges.
Those charges are:
- Trafficking Cocaine
- Trafficking Methamphetamine
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Substance
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance (nine counts)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
- Possession of a Prescription Drug without a Prescription
- Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime (two counts)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance in Proximity to a School/Park.
On Jan, 19, deputies visited 204 Artemis Place in the early morning hours to find the 39-year-old with two handguns and a gunshot wound to his right leg. Shropshire said his barking dog alerted him to three men breaking into an outbuilding next to his house. The men exchanged gunfire, and Shropshire got shot.
Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services treated the man for a non-life-threatening wound and transported him to a medical facility for treatment.
Later, Lancaster County Multijurisdictional Violent Crime Task Force and the sheriff’s office crime scene unit secured the scene.
During an initial search, investigators found drug-related evidence and secured a second search warrant for narcotics. Lancaster County Multijurisdictional Narcotics Task Force agents found and seized 287 grams of suspected Cocaine, 142 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, 217 grams of suspected Marijuana, suspected psilocybin mushrooms, and a large number of controlled substance pills. They also seized several firearms and $18,939 in cash.
Officials later said another man likely suffered a gunshot wound. Later that morning, a Chesterfield County man was transported to a medical facility to get treatment for his non-life-threatening injury. The injury connected that man to Shropshire’s home break-in.
Investigators are actively investigating the burglary and shootings to identify all those involved and determine appropriate charges for the events at Shropshire’s home.
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Sheriff Barry Faile said he was confident in “our investigators will identify all those involved, and we intend to make appropriate charges against all those who participated.”
The Falcons drafted Shropshire, who played at South Carolina, in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft. He played in 23 games with three sacks. According to Pro Football Reference, the team waived him on Sept. 1, 2007.