A woman accused of shooting her boyfriend as they drove down Interstate 26 with their 2-year-old son in the car Wednesday morning was reserved, bordering on timid, as she faced a magistrate in Charleston County bond court the next day.
Tyeshia Crystal Walker, 25, is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, unlawful conduct toward a child and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Magistrate Patricia Baldwin set bail at a combined $200,000 on the charges.
Walker is accused of shooting Charles Hutchinson at least four times with a .22-caliber Beretta handgun around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, an investigator's affidavit says. Police said the shooting happened while Hutchinson, 29, was sitting in the front passenger seat of Walker's Nissan Altima and they were traveling west near Aviation Avenue.
A witness described seeing Hutchinson fall out of the passenger seat, the affidavit says. He suffered wounds to his lower abdomen, left shoulder blade, left ear and a finger.
Hutchinson's mother told the judge that he regained consciousness while in the intensive-care unit the night before.
Several members of both families attended the bond hearing, though no trouble started between the two sides. There were several police officers in the parking lot.