Monday, January 14, 2013
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred during a Dec. 20 shooting off Old Whitesville Road near Moncks Corner.
Jerrett Garnett, 34, of Moncks Corner, died Jan. 2 at a Charleston hospital from injuries sustained in the incident, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.
Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 20 to 1945 Whitesville Road, according to an incident report.
The complainant said he heard what sounded like firecrackers then noticed the victim had a wound. When the first deputy arrived they noticed the victim was sitting in a chair in the kitchen of the residence. Blood was all over his shirt, and the deputy noticed an open laceration in the victim’s mid-back, according to the report.
EMS arrived and aided the victim.
A deputy noticed several bullet holes throughout a storage shed directly behind the residence. The complainant then said it is his recording studio, not a shed, according to the report.
When the deputy asked what happened the complainant responded he didn’t know, according the report. He said he heard firecrackers when he was inside the studio then saw that the victim was injured.
The complainant said he ran outside once he realized he was being shot at but did not see anyone or any vehicles in the immediate area, according to the report.
There were also bullet holes in a silver Ford F-150 and a Ford Mustang that were parked in the driveway facing the studio.