Teens charged with murder in Charleston shooting
Two teenagers were arrested today in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting at Bridgeview Village apartments, Charleston police said.
Cephus Mitchell, 18, of Charleston, and Vashty West, 17, of Ladson, are each charged with murder in the slaying of 28-year-old Jamar Gathers of North Charleston, said Charleston Police public information officer Charles Francis.
Vashty also is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Francis said.
They were being held in the Charleston County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Gathers was shot and killed about 4 p.m. in a breezeway at the apartment complex on North Romney Street.
Francis said police are grateful to the residents who came forward with information about the case.