DCSO investigating shooting incident

  • Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office investigators are still probing a shooting that left a Summerville man wounded.

According to a DCSO incident report, a deputy responded to a call at about 9 p.m. July 31 in reference to a possible shooting. When the deputy arrived on the scene at a mobile home park at 1630 Central Avenue, he was flagged down by the caller, who told the deputy a person with a gunshot wound was knocking on their door. The complainant further stated that they allowed the wounded person in their residence and contacted EMS.

The deputy went into the house and made contact with the wounded man, who was lying on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, according to the report. The wounded man was transported by EMS to MUSC.

The complainant reported seeing a gray Nissan Maxima leaving the area during all the chaos, according to the report.

A second deputy arrived on the scene and sat with the wounded man while the first deputy went up the street to speak to several people who were screaming and yelling.

According to the report, the deputy spoke to a man who identified himself as the shooting victim’s father. He named someone living in lot 3 in the neighborhood as the person who shot his son.

While deputies were approaching lot 3, dispatch advised them of another call from residents at lot 3 who reported that someone entered their home and tried to rob them. The deputies spoke to two individuals there who told them an unknown black male subject entered their home with a gun and a struggle ensued. One of these complainants told the deputies that the subject with the gun hit him with it, but in the struggle dropped it. The subject fled the home; the individual with whom he had allegedly been tussling told officers he picked up the gun and believes it might have discharged when he did so, according to the report.

That individual also stated that he was concerned for his safety so he threw the gun in some nearby woods and went back to his residence and locked the door.

A K-9 unit arrived on the scene and was able to locate a handgun matching the description in some nearby woods, according to the report.

DCSO Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said that investigators do have a suspect identified, however the case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made as of yet.

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