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Gas Station Shooting suspect apprehended


Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin, 21, was arrested early this morning in Walterboro, SC. Martin was wanted for Attempted Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, & Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime in connection with the shooting from Ashepoo Grocery from December 10th, 2013.


On December 10th, 2013, at approximately 1505 hrs, Dispatch received several calls from the Ashepoo Grocery gas station, located at 8672 Ace Basin Parkway, in Green Pond.  The callers advised that two groups of black males in two different vehicles had exchanged gun fire in the parking lot of the service station.  One caller advised that at least two individuals were believed to have been struck by bullets. A second caller also advised that his vehicle had been stolen from the scene.


Vehicle descriptions were provided to responding units.  While in route to the call, responding members of the Colleton County Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Special Response Team (SRT) located

one of the vehicles travelling down Green Pond Hwy.  A traffic stop was initiated and four individuals were detained, including one 19 year old black male suffering from two apparent gunshot wounds.  The injured party was treated on scene by Colleton County Fire Rescue and transported to the Colleton Medical Center.


Several minutes later, the stolen vehicle was located at a nearby residence.  Another person of interest was also located at that scene.


Investigators impounded both vehicles and identified six of the seven individuals involved in the incident. One person has been arrested and warrants have been issued for the remaining suspects.  CID/SRT members were able to link the Ashepoo Grocery shooting to a second shooting in City limits of Walterboro that occurred less than two hours prior.  Investigators from Walterboro Public Safety and CCSO are working together to quickly resolve both incidents.  All evidence thus far indicates the shootings are related to local gang activity.

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