14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

Defendant convicted of shooting Hilton Head student in Bluffton church parking lot

Trasi Campbell

BEAUFORT, SC (April 15, 2024) – A 20-year-old St. Helena Island man has been convicted and sentenced in the 2019 Bluffton church parking lot shooting that left an 18-year-old Hilton Head High School graduate dead.

Trey Jaden Blackshear was killed Dec. 23, 2019, in the parking lot of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church off Buckwalter Parkway.

Terrance Wing was found guilty Thursday of Blackshear’s murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime following a three-day jury trial at the Beaufort County Courthouse. He was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison. He received 35 years for the murder and five years for the gun charge. The sentences are to run consecutively.

Terrance Wing

Wing was 16 at the time of the shooting but was charged and prosecuted as an adult. A second defendant, Xavier Da’Quan Barnes, is also being tried as an adult for murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. He is presumed innocent until proven otherwise in court.  

Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen handed down Monday’s sentence.  

Trasi Campbell prosecuted the case. She is a member of the Career Criminal Unit. Campbell has been with the Solicitor’s Office since 2020 and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. The team has earned convictions against 484 of the 529 defendants it has prosecuted since its formation in 2009.