A man who was shot last week in Mount Pleasant was struck as many as three times, according to police reports that were withheld until Tuesday.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department continues to withhold the identity of the victim and his condition. Inspector Chip Googe is citing an exemption in the law that the information could endanger someone’s life, health or property.
Googe released a two-sentence police report two days after the April 6 shooting and waited until Tuesday to release redacted supplemental reports with more information.
Meanwhile, officers are still searching for suspect Darryl Nicholas Evans II, 24, last known to reside at 36 Ashley Hall Plantation Road. He is wanted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.
Evans was convicted of distribution of cocaine base and illegally carrying a gun in January 2012 and of possession of cocaine and illegally carrying a gun in May, according to Charleston County court records.
About a dozen Mount Pleasant residents reported hearing more than 10 gunshots and screaming in last week’s shooting before witnessing a moaning, bleeding man walk out from a wooded area at an apartment complex into the parking lot, according to 911 calls also released Tuesday.
“There was lots of blood,” one man told 911 dispatchers. “He was just holding his abdominal region walking down the parking lot.”
By the time police arrived at River’s Walk Apartments on Seaport Lane, there was a crowd of people surrounding the man as he lay on the ground and some women applied pressure to his gunshot wounds, the reports state.
He was shot on his right side while walking on London Fludd Street, which connects 5th Avenue to Mathis Ferry Road, and then ran to the apartment parking lot. Police found blood and multiple shell casings in the roadway, reports state.
A woman reported witnessing the shooting after almost being struck by a vehicle while trying to rescue a baby owl from the road. She said it took her 30 minutes to reach 911 dispatchers. Other residents also reported issues reaching 911 in their calls and dispatchers said it was because of how many calls they received.
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