A North Charleston woman has been arrested and two men are wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of one man and the beating of his brother last week on Johns Island.
Quansantrina Jaeureka Rivers, 22, of West Surrey Street faces charges of accessory to murder, accessory to attempted murder and accessory to armed robbery. She was arrested early Sunday morning and was due for a bail hearing this afternoon.
Dashaun Livaughn Simmons, 19, of Delano Street and Denzel Marquis Heyward, 20, of Harvey Avenue remain wanted on charges of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Anyone who knows their whereabouts should call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
Sheriff’s officials said the victims, 20-year-old Kadeem Ali Chambers and 17-year-old Jujuain Hemingway of Longs, had arranged to meet with their eventual assailants around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cynthia Avenue. Hemingway had initially told deputies that he was attacked by strangers after his brother and he got lost during their travels.
Maj. Jim Brady of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said it’s not yet known why they were meeting.
Several shots were fired, and Chambers was later found dying of a gunshot wound behind the wheel of his Mercedes sedan.
Hemingway was beaten but managed to run to safety.
Witnesses reported seeing a car speeding from the scene, and sheriff’s officials said Rivers was driving that getaway vehicle.
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