Bail was denied Saturday for two men accused of killing a man Wednesday night at a West Ashley apartment complex.
Devin Jamel Johnson, 27, of Hattie Street in Mount Pleasant, and Diangelo Lavar Bumcum, 29, of Grech Street in Charleston, both are charged by Charleston police with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Police accuse the pair of killing Aakeem Smalls, 22, of West Ashley at the Georgetown Apartments on Orange Grove Road. Smalls reportedly died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police have not released details of the crime, including the motive. On Saturday, police spokesman Charles Francis said, "We aren't able to provide any additional information at this time due to the active ongoing investigation."
No documents were available at the police station that could shed light on the case.
Earlier, Francis said police and EMS were called to the apartment complex at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. A witness told The Post and Courier that two men backed a dark Toyota Camry into the parking lot at the complex, walked down the breezeway of Building C and opened fire on Smalls.
Johnson was taken into custody Friday in Orangeburg by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Later Friday, police identified Bumcum as a second suspect, and arrested him on East Avalon Circle, Francis said in an early Saturday news release.
Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin on Saturday set bail at $100,000 on each of the weapons charges, and denied bail on the murder charges. Both suspects are being held in the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center on Leeds Avenue.
In South Carolina, county magistrates cannot set bail on murder charges. The suspects will have to arrange a hearing in Circuit Court if they want bail set on those charges.