Rutt Lane man threatened, shot

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rutt Lane man said he was threatened while riding his bicycle down Rutt Lane on May 31.
The threats are believed to be connected to a drug raid that occurred in the area that day, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Four individuals were arrested after investigators found sizable amounts of cocaine and marijuana. Two more were wanted and at least one has since been arrested, according to the detention center website and a BCSO press release.
Two subjects confronted the victim, a Rutt Lane resident, and blamed him for the police action on Rutt Lane earlier that day, according to the report.
The subjects allegedly told the victim things were going to get bad and that he has to drive along that road every day.
About six hours later in a separate incident the same victim called 911 after he said gunshots were fired at him as he returned home from work.
He said he head two gunshots and saw a muzzle flash coming toward his direction from behind a white car parked at the house diagonally across the street. Deputies surveyed the area in an attempt to locate any evidence of the shooting but did not immediately find any.
The following day a deputy responded to the victim’s residence after he found an impact mark on the brick column by his residence.
A deputy observed the projectile impact mark and found two small fragments from under the victim’s vehicle. A detective was notified of the incident and location.

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