Deputies: Suspect in Johns Island homicide turns self in

Timothy Wright

A man wanted in connection with a Saturday night shooting death on Johns Island turned himself in after leading Charleston County Sheriff's deputies on a manhunt for several hours.

Maj. James Brady said Timothy Wright, 35, of North Charleston, surrendered to a deputy in the area of Dun Movin Park about 1 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance and is expected to face charges in the shooting death of a female at 3744 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Brady said.

Deputies spent several hours searching for Wright Saturday night with K-9 and air support, Brady said.

Brady described Wright as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 240 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, jeans, and had a shaved head.

Brady said deputies responded to the call about a shooting around 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a female who had been shot to death.

The deputies were advised that Wright allegedly had left the scene in a white truck. Another deputy saw the truck traveling on Bohicket Road. That deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but Wright drove through the gates of the ball field off Dunmovin Drive, and ran.

Deputies were searching for him in the area off of Dunmovin Drive and Brownswood Road.

Some Johns Island residents got calls from Charleston County’s Consolidated Dispatch Saturday evening telling them to stay inside because a homicide suspect possibly was in the area.

Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.

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