COTTAGEVILLE — A 16-year-old-boy who was shot three times in the face Saturday identified the shooter to Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene.
Sunny Laveis Perry, 16, of Summerville told deputies that Rasheen Walters was riding in a black Chevrolet Impala with him and 22-year-old Jessica Judge of Summerville, when Walters turned a gun on them and fired several times, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. near Old Fox Cemetery Road and Jacksonboro Road in the Cottageville area. Judge was able to drive herself and Perry to a nearby house at 267 Griffith Acres Road where residents called 911. Judge was later pronounced dead at Colleton Medical Center.
Perry was shot at least five times, authorities said. He was last reported to be in serious condition at the Medical University Hospital.
Colleton County sheriff’s investigators later arrested and charged Walters, 18, of Summerville and Andre Nicholas Crawford, 18, of Cottageville with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Deputies found several .22-caliber shell casings at the scene, most of them on the front passenger’s side area. Detectives also found a cell phone covered with blood in the front passenger seat. A bag of marijuana was found about 15 feet from the vehicle, according to the incident report.
Deputies used a tracking dog to follow a running shoe track that led them through the woods, out to Jacksonboro Road and then another quarter-mile down Burr Hill Road before it went cold. Investigators noticed that the shoe tracks ended at tire tracks from a vehicle, a report says.
Ruby Hamilton was inside her house at 267 Griffith Acres Road when her grandson ran to the door and told her a car had just driven into their yard and nearly struck him and her brother.
“By the grace of God she did didn’t run into them,” she said.
Hamilton said the teenage victim walked up to the house and asked her to call 911. He told her he was worried about his mother because his older brother had been shot to death a few years earlier.
She told him to sit on the steps until police arrived and checked on the woman who was still in the car. She was barely breathing and died before authorities arrived, Hamilton said.
“The girl had done died,” she said. “That was so sad. My heart really goes out to the family.”
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