Latest on Dorchester County murder investigation - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Latest on Dorchester County murder investigation

Posted: Updated:
Thomas Scott McFadden Jr. Thomas Scott McFadden Jr.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

An arrest has been made in a fatal shooting that happened on Friday the 13th in Dorchester County.  So far Deputies have arrested Thomas Scott McFadden Jr.

Officials say he is involved in a shooting as well as the murder of Rashaad Banks. Investigators say the incident happened during the early morning hours of September 13th.

Deputies say they responded to Coosaw Creek Plaza off of Dorchester Road, after reports of shots being fired. Deputies say one person was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital another Rashaad Banks was discovered dead over an hour after deputies had wrapped up the scene.

There are several businesses inside and around the Coosaw Creek Plaza. The police incident report regarding the case mentioned the Rehab Bar and Grill.

However, after an investigation it has been determined the business had nothing to do with the incident—other than that the alleged victim was at the bar earlier that night, said local attorney David Aylor.

 "There were no conflicts or sort of disputes that that occurred inside the bar related to any patrons they had—there was nothing on video other than that the deceased was in the club earlier that evening."

Investigators say the victim may have visited several bars along Dorchester Rd. that night- He was at Rehab where he left without incident. He was found several hours later, deputies say they got the call saying there is a body in the ditch along Dorchester Road. Officials arrived and found the victim, Rashaad Banks.

Although even after McFadden's Arrest it may not be over, investigators say this is still an active murder investigation and more arrests are pending.

  • Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

    Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:49:43 GMT
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
  • Former Crisis Ministries CFO accused of embezzling more than $400k

    Former Crisis Ministries CFO accused of embezzling more than $400k

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:13 GMT
    Tuesday it was announced that former Crisis Ministries employee, Carol Libby, is facing five additional charges of wire fraud in connection with an ongoing embezzlement investigation.
    Tuesday it was announced that former Crisis Ministries employee, Carol Libby, is facing five additional charges of wire fraud in connection with an ongoing embezzlement investigation.
  • Rhode Island senator visits Charleston to learn about climate change

    Rhode Island senator visits Charleston to learn about climate change

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:34:36 GMT
    Nestled on James Island is the South Carolina Marine Resources Center which houses scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the College of Charleston,MUSC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is a place climate change and it's affects on the world's oceans are put under a microscope."Istudy phytoplankton, a microscopic algae that live in the ocean and produce half the world's oxygen. And we're trying to understand how changes in c...
    Nestled on James Island is the South Carolina Marine Resources Center which houses scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the College of Charleston,MUSC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is a place climate change and it's affects on the world's oceans are put under a microscope."Istudy phytoplankton, a microscopic algae that live in the ocean and produce half the world's oxygen. And we're trying to understand how changes in c...
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.