Crime Beat

  • Thursday, May 2, 2013

B-ball, BB gun
A Ladson woman reported that her juvenile son was threatened by another juvenile with a BB gun on April 11. The complainant said her son was playing basketball with other juveniles when a black male juvenile approached her son, who was holding a basketball. The juvenile with the BB gun told the complainant’s son to give him the basketball. When he handed over the ball the juvenile with the BB gun took it and left the scene heading toward Maryland Drive. The complainant’s son said he did not know where the juvenile with the BB gun lives but knew his nickname. The complainant’s son said a friend of his was able to retrieve the basketball shortly after the incident. During the investigation, on April 18, a detective learned the name of the possible suspect, who was believed to be a black male in fifth or sixth grade. The complainant was contacted at this time and said she did not wish to prosecute. Officers did not locate the juvenile with the BB gun.
Gunshots in the air
Deputies responded to Sprucewood Drive after reports of gunshots on April 12 at about 11:20 p.m. An 18-year-old black male reported that an 18-year-old black female he knows assaulted him when he was trying to separate her from his juvenile sister. The two females exchanged punches before the male stepped in to stop the fight. The male said several black males then arrived at his residence in a black SUV to fight him. This altercation was broken up by the 18-year-old male’s uncle. One of the black males who arrived in the SUV fired a gunshot into the air and another shot was fired as they were leaving the area. The incident reportedly occurred in the 18-year-old male’s front yard. He said he was not injured and did not wish to prosecute. The names and identities of those who fired the gunshots could not be determined.

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