Man gives self up in shooting


A suspect in one of three North Charleston shootings turned himself in Friday.

Reginald Richard Hamilton, 23, surrendered about noon, according to Spencer Pryor, public information officer for North Charleston police.

Hamilton, of North Charleston, is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, burglary and kidnapping. Police now have both suspects in custody in the shooting Wednesday of Connie Powell Jr., 34, of Carlton Street. Chellis Grant, 22, of North Charleston was arrested that day. He faces the same charges as Hamilton.

A police report said Powell invited an acquaintance to his house to sell him marijuana but that person and an associate tried to rob him about 12:30 a.m.

North Charleston police also released more information about the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Angelo President that occurred about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrived at 2015 Column St. and found President lying on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen.

His brother was holding pressure to the wound, according to a police report. President later died at Medical University Hospital.

Witnesses told police that President was going to walk around the corner toward Riverview Street and be right back. They saw him again sprinting back toward them, yelling for them to call police because he had been shot, the report said.

A brown or tan Honda was seen leaving the area from Riverview Street toward Meeting Street.

The shooting was the third of the day in North Charleston on Wednesday.

Police were still looking for 17-year-old Lamont Anthony Jones, who is wanted in connection with a shooting on Ashley Shores Drive at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was shot in the left bicep and left calf and taken to a local hospital.

Officers searched behind 2849 Ashley Shores Drive and found four, .22-caliber shell casings and about .5 grams of green plant material. Officers also found a black Volvo with a bullet hole in the left and right rear passenger window and a small amount of blood.

Anyone with information about who shot President or the whereabouts of Jones are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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