Update: Two arrested in North Charleston shooting death

Christopher Gadsden

North Charleston Police have arrested two men accused of shooting a man in front of his home Tuesday afternoon.

Arthur Singleton III, 35, died from multiple gunshot wounds at 5:09 p.m. at the Medical University Hospital, according to Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Judy Koelpin.

Police charged Christopher Raen Gadsden, 24, and Stanley Phillip Greene, 25, both of North Charleston, with murder.

Officers found the victim lying in front of 2667 Ferrara Drive about 4:30 p.m. while responding to shots fired, according to Spencer Pryor, public information officer.

Singleton was able to give officers a description of the suspect’s vehicle, Pryor said.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified said she was in her house across the street when she heard “two pops” that sounded like firecrackers. Her son walked out of the house and saw Singleton lying on the ground in front of his house. She said she applied pressure to Singleton’s chest wound until EMS arrived.

An officer responding to the call saw a vehicle matching the description traveling on Dorchester Road. The driver of the car refused to pull over and continued to Blanton Street, where both the driver and passenger bailed out of the vehicle.

Officers arrested the passenger, Gadsden, after a short chase, Pryor said. Greene, the driver, was arrested later at a home on Barony Park Lane.

Gadsden has previous convictions for trafficking Ecstasy, failure to stop for blue lights, and pointing and presenting a firearm and burglary in the third degree, according to North Charleston Police.

Greene has previous convictions for failure to stop for a blue light and drug possession.

Both men are expected to appear at a bond hearing today.

The shooting is the fourth shooting in North Charleston in a week. It’s the second fatal shooting in that time.