Shell casings, blood and cash littered the yard around a Summerville-area home this morning after a shooting injured a man as three children slept inside, according to an incident report.
The wounded man, 35-year-old Bradley Bernard Randolph of Tree Canopy Lane, showed up at Summerville Medical Center after midnight. He was suffering multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest, but he was expected to recover.
Deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office contended with conflicting accounts as they tried to sort out what had occurred. They made no immediate arrests.
The woman who drove Randolph to the hospital, 32-year-old Kateiba L. Bryant, told the authorities that she and Randolph had stopped at a Central Avenue convenience store to buy beer. After they left and as they turned on to Parsons Road, where Bryant lives, a car pulled behind her sport-utility vehicle and flashed its lights, she reported.
Bryant stopped near the Gadsden Acres neighborhood, and Randolph got out. Gunfire ensued, and Randolph climbed back in with wounds.
Randolph relayed a similar story, but he said the shooting occurred after Bryant turned off West Richardson Avenue — not Central Avenue, as Bryant said. They stopped amid a large curve in the 800 block of Parsons Road, where he was shot, Randolph told deputies.
The store clerk added that he saw 33-year-old Jason Alexander Moseley driving the SUV — not his wife, Bryant — when they left the store. The clerk said he didn’t see Randolph or anyone else in the SUV.
A responding deputy was searching the road for shell casings when he thought to go to Bryant’s home in the 600 block of Parsons Road, where she lives with Moseley, according to the report.
In the yard, the deputy found a red Honda with its dome light on. He saw drops of blood in its passenger seat.
To the left side of the home and in the backyard, he unearthed shell casings. Money was seen on the back porch, and a blood trail led to the doorway.
The deputy figured that there had been a shootout, but that one of the shooters used a revolver and left behind no spent ammunition. Lt. Tony Phinney of the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division said investigators will examine the evidence to determine whether that theory is correct.
Moseley came to the door of the home. He had blood on his hands, the report stated, and he said that three children were asleep in their beds. Their ages were not given.
Deputies found the youngsters unharmed.
No suspects were immediately identified.
Both Randolph and Moseley have arrest histories dating to the 1990s and are prohibited from possessing firearms, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
Randolph has misdemeanor convictions for possession of marijuana in 2003 and criminal domestic violence in 2010. He is set to serve probation until July 2014 on a felony conviction for distribution of cocaine base in May.
Moseley has convictions from 1996 on eight counts of breaking into an automobile where fuel is stored. He also was arrested in 2009 on a felony charge of promoting civil disorder by teaching the use of a firearm.
Bryant has not been arrested in South Carolina, according to SLED records.
Reach Andrew Knapp at 937-5414 or twitter.com/offlede.