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Police arrest man in Walterboro for Ashepoo Grocery shooting

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Police arrested Charlie Martin in connection with the shooting at Ashepoo Grocery Police arrested Charlie Martin in connection with the shooting at Ashepoo Grocery
WALTERBORO, SC - Early Friday morning police arrested Charlie Martin in connection with the shooting at Ashepoo Grocery on December 10, 2013.

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has charged Martin with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

According to police reports on December 10, 2013, at approximately 3:05 p.m., 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, the Colleton County Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Special Response Team (SRT) located
one of the vehicles traveling 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 person 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.

Authorities 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. Both incidents are still under investigation.
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