Two men face murder charges after police say they shot and killed a man while trying to steal his car in North Charleston.
Bobby McGill Cason, 17, of Eagle Drive in North Charleston, and Brandon Daeshaun Meyers, 20, of Raymond Avenue in North Charleston, are charged with murder and attempted grand larceny, police said. Their bond hearings are scheduled for Tuesday.
Cason and Meyers allegedly went to steal a man’s car on Park Gate Drive in The Park at Rivers Edge community around 1 a.m. Monday. They had his keys from a previous break-in.
As they were stealing the vehicle, the victim came out with a gun and fired two warning shots, police said. The victim was then shot and killed. His identity has not been released.
Officers who arrived on scene heard gunshots and saw the suspects' vehicle pull backwards into a yard and drive away, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
A resident who called 911 said there was a truck riding around without its lights on following several break-ins overnight on Park Gate Drive. At one point, one man was driving and another was walking, she said.
Police canvased the area of Buck Pond Road in the Forest Hills II neighborhood as well as the adjoining Brookdale neighborhood, Pryor said. During the search for the suspects, officers received a call about a vehicle traveling on the opposite side of Dorchester Road.
A chase ensued, during which the suspects' vehicle crashed into four other cars, Pryor said. Cason and Meyers then ran into the Forest Hills II neighborhood and were arrested after they were found in the area of Buck Pond Road and Rosin Drive.
Monday's shooting death is the 26th homicide investigated this year by North Charleston police. There have been 47 homicides in the tri-county area.
Angie Jackson contributed to this report.