Police seek shooting suspects

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Darnell Quinton Reid


Moncks Corner Police officers are seeking two suspects in connection with a Feb. 6 shooting.
The Moncks Corner Police Department has issued attempted murder warrants for Darnell Quinton Reid, 21, and Trenton Rashad Major, 23.
MCPD responded to the Wall Street area at about 1:45 p.m. that day in regard to several reports of shots fired, according to an MCDP statement released Thursday.
Officers found three victims on the scene. Two were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The third victim was treated and released at the scene, according to MCPD.
Investigators concluded that a verbal altercation took place between the subjects and two victims that resulted in Reid and Major chasing the victims and shooting at them numerous times, according to MCPD.
A third victim was not part of the altercation but was struck in the hand by a stray bullet. Bullets struck other victims’ houses or property.
An MCPD officer patrolling U.S.-17A heard about 10 gunshots and shortly after a dispatcher directed the officer to Wall Street, according to an MCPD incident report.
A citizen flagged down the officer at Cooper Street and said there were two victims on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds as a large crowd had gathered around them.
One victim had a gunshot wound to the upper left thigh and a second victim had a gunshot wound to the lower right leg, according to the report. A third victim was shot in the hand.
Witnesses said the suspects drove down Wall Street toward U.S. 52 in a red Dodge Neon. One of the suspects was still firing as he got in the car, according to the report.
A man on the scene handed the officer a projectile from a bullet that his daughter had wrapped in a paper towel that came off the floor in their house, according to the report. The projectile was placed in a brown paper bag as evidence.
Another victim’s house and car were marred with stray bullets. Casings from a 9mm and a 40 caliber were found in front of homes on Roper Circle.
One of the victims told investigators the shooting was unprovoked. The suspects started calling them names and when the victims responded the suspects started shooting, according to the report.
One of the victims who was shot took out a handgun; he said the gun had two rounds in it but that he did not fire any shots from it. The victim said he bought the gun on the street for $40 or $50. An officer informed the victim he will be charged for having a concealed weapon, according to the report.
The subjects are considered armed and extremely dangerous. Should you have any information of their whereabouts contact MCPD at 719-7930 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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