A North Charleston resident suspected of fatally shooting a 30-year-old man on July 17 was arrested Tuesday after the North Charleston Police Department SWAT Team responded to a house he was believed to be in.
Jermaine Eric Young, 32, of Murray Avenue is charged with murder and using a firearm in a violent crime in connection with the slaying of Tyric Grant, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
The SWAT Team responded to 1911 Calvert St. sometime before 4:30 p.m. and called Young outside. He exited the residence and was taken into custody, Pryor said. He is expected to have a bail hearing Wednesday.
Around 1 a.m. July 17, North Charleston officers went to an apartment near Young’s home at 5736 Murray Ave. in the Charleston Farms neighborhood. Grant had been shot several times, and he later died, Pryor said.
A witness identified Young as the shooter, Pryor said. He left the scene in a recent model blue four-door Jeep.
Young, a felon with a lengthy criminal record, was one of five people, including his father, arrested in the September 2002 fatal shooting of 27-year-old Julio Mancilla at a North Charleston motel. But the police said a witness who had identified Young, who was 19 at the time, as being involved was mistaken, and the charges against him and two other suspects were dropped.
That arrest was Young’s first as an adult in Charleston County, according to court records, but his run-ins with the police escalated after that.
Young is on probation until 2017 for assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest in May 2012, and he had been convicted of the same charge stemming from a 2003 attack, court records showed. He also has convictions since his 2002 murder arrest for cocaine and marijuana possession, pointing a firearm at a person and criminal domestic violence.
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