Nothing to see here, the shooting didn’t involve police officers.
Two teenagers are accused of shooting to death a good Samaratan who stopped to help them get a vehicle out of a ditch late Monday in North Charleston, police said.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Chadwick Garrett, a 45-year-old North Charleston resident. He died around 11:35 p.m. at the scene near Durant Avenue and North Jimtown Drive.
Deon Antonio Frasier, 17, and Michael Odell Anthony Dupree-Tyler, 19, face murder charges in connection with the shooting.
Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Garrett was helping the teens pull a Dodge Durango out of a ditch. The teens robbed and shot Garrett after he freed the SUV, Pryor said.
Investigators arrested Frasier and Dupree-Tyler at an apartment at the Reserve at Ashley River Apartments, 6520 Dorchester Road, which is about 6 miles from the scene. Records show they were booked into jail early Tuesday.
Frasier is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Their bond hearing has not been scheduled.
Court records show Frasier was free on $10,000 bail for possession of a stolen vehicle. That case is pending in Charleston County.
The State Law Enforcement Division did not have any records for Dupree-Tyler, but a search of Charleston County jail records shows eight prior bookings dating to July 2014.
He pleaded guilty July 19 to possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, according to court records.
Sheriff’s Office records show bookings for arrests on suspicion of possession of marijuana and crack cocaine in 2014; trespassing and second-degree burglary in 2015; and trespassing and breach of peace in June this year. No corresponding charges could be found in court records, however.