A man shot at a West Ashley apartment building late Thursday was out on bond, awaiting trial in connection with a March 2009 shooting, according to court records.
Charleston Police said Rashard Keithan Duncan, 18, of Storage Road in Hollywood, was shot about 10:50 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex on William Kennerty Drive. He was taken to the Medical University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released Friday, authorities said.
According to a police report, Duncan told police he was in a parked car with three other men when another man, who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, approached the car and forced him to lay on the back seat, then pistol-whipped him and stole $400 from his pockets.
Duncan told police the three men who had been in the car with him ran away. The gunman then fired gunshots into the car, and one of those bullets struck Duncan in his lower back, according to the report.
Duncan was out on bond in connection with a shooting at Wood Camp Records music studio in Hollywood on March 31. He is one of five men charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and second-degree burglary in the shooting of William "Jason" Woods and the beating of a juvenile victim.
Duncan, the youngest of the five suspects, was arrested April 7 and posted the $45,000 bail later that same day.
Thursday's shooting is not the first time Duncan has been the victim of a crime. After the music studio shooting, Duncan was beaten by three men while he was talking with friends at a location on S.C. Highway 165. A police report states that Duncan was knocked to the ground as the suspects punched him, kicked him and beat him with a pool stick.
Charleston County Sheriff's deputies later arrested three men, two of whom were victims in the music studio shooting.
Authorities said then that it was possible the two crimes were related, however it was unknown whether Thursday's shooting was connected.
David W. MacDougall contributed to this report. Reach Andy Paras at 937-5589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.