An 18-year-old man was charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting Monday night on Wadmalaw Island. Also, investigators were still searching for clues in an unrelated shooting early Tuesday on the Charleston peninsula.
Rodney Jermaine Coaxum Jr. of 1691 McCullough Dam Road is charged with attempted murder, said Charleston County sheriff's Maj. John Clark, public information officer. He was being held in the Charleston County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
Coaxum is accused of shooting Bernard Ferrette of North Charleston about 6:30 p.m. Monday on Russell Road, Clark said. Ferrette had a gunshot wound to the chest and was still in a hospital Tuesday night, Clark said. Information about Ferrette's condition was unavailable.
Investigators still are working on a motive for the shooting, Clark said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
In an unrelated case, Charleston police were called to Morris Street about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday for a report that someone had been shot. Officers found 23-year-old Cordelria Germain Jefferson lying in a gravel driveway.
He had been shot in his lower left thigh, his left hip and the palm of his left hand, according to an incident report.
Jefferson was unable to give officers a description of the suspect, except to say that he was a black male and that the gun was a revolver. He was unable to tell officers which way the suspect ran, the report said.
Jefferson was taken to Medical University Hospital by ambulance.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Charleston police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.