Employees take cover during gun fight at Cycle Gear - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Employees take cover during gun fight at Cycle Gear

Posted: Updated:
Reid, charged with murder Reid, charged with murder
Stinson, charged with lynching by mob Stinson, charged with lynching by mob

Employees at Cycle Gear said they knew the three victims involved in the shooting only by face, not by name.

"Some of our regular customers were in here, had been in here for awhile," store manager Stan Foxworthy said. "Third joined them that knew them then a number of others had followed that person here. Words were exchanged, not sure what words, fists started flying."

Foxworthy said the argument escalated quickly inside so he immediately called 911.

Other employees said they sensed things were getting worse as the fight moved outside and some took cover.

"Next thing you know we were hearing 6-12 shots going off," Foxworthy said.

That's when officials said 41-year-old Maurice Horry of Columbia died on the scene, and 36-year-old Theodore Waymyers from Summerville and 39-year-old Carlos Davis from Columbia died on their way to the hospital. A fourth was treated with non-life threatening injuries.

"I wasn't able to take a really close look at that, we had motorcycles in the way. I was more worried about watching people with guns than what was going on on the ground... apparently we had a couple of bystanders trying to assist with CPR and helping people who were shot," Foxworthy said.

Police arrested 43-year-old Ronald Reid for murder and 32-year-old Barry Stinson for lynching by mob, second degree.

"It's very sad. Our hearts go out to our customers and their families who were caught in this stupid, senseless act," Foxworthy said.

  • 4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

    4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:01:05 GMT
    April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
    April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
  • Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

    Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:04:32 GMT
    A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
    A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
  • Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Coast Guard responds to reports of pollution

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:48:36 GMT
    The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night.
    The Coast Guard is responding to reports of pollution from an unknown source causing pools of thick, purple diesel-type product and sheens in the water at Bristol, Ashley River, and Charleston City Marinas Saturday night.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.