Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Deputies responded to a local hospital after a shooting victim arrived around 10 p.m. on July 27. Officers found a sedan with a dealer tag in the parking lot that had blood throughout the backseat and a bullet was lodged in the steering wheel. There were two bags with a green leafy material – one on the front passenger floorboard and the other tucked in the back pocket of the driver’s seat. The victim, a 24-year-old male, had a bullet wound to his neck. The injuries did not appear to be life threatening. Another officer responded at the crime scene in apartment complex on South Cranford Road. The officer found blood, sunglasses, a baseball cap, a cell phone cover and a cell phone battery in a parking space.
• Another shooting victim was apparently helped by the kindness of strangers later that night. At 11:45 p.m. officers arrived at the local hospital regarding a shooting on Howe Hall Road. Officers saw two males get out of an SUV, one helping the other get into a wheelchair before entering the hospital. The victim said he was walking down Howe Hall Road when an unknown vehicle drove by and fired four shots. One shot hit the victim in the left foot. Two other men said they found the victim, whom they said they don’t know, and drove him to the hospital. The wound appeared to be from a .22 caliber round. No suspect information was available.
• Unknown subjects apparently poured paint onto the driveway of a St. Charles Way residence on July 30. The complainant said his wife contacted him while he was at work to inform him of the mysterious paint spill in the driveway. The complainant said he didn’t see who committed the vandalism but believes it may be related to an ongoing issue with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. A previous harassment case against the ex-boyfriend is still active and an arrest warrant may be pending, but there is currently no strong evidence to link him to the paint spill. The officer took samples of the paint into evidence. Neighbors could not provide any suspect information.