Coroner identifies victim following fatal Moncks Corner shooting


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – On Tuesday night at 5:35 pm, officers of the Moncks Corner Police Department were dispatched to the area of Shannonwood Drive in reference to a report of a shooting.

Coroner George M. Oliver stated that the victim of the Shannonwood Drive fatal shooting is Christopher Mitchell, 31, of Moncks Corner.

The news release stated that upon arrival at 5:36 pm, officers located the victim, a 30-year-old black male, laying in the roadway.

According to officials, officers attempted to give aid to the victim before emergency crews arrived but the victim was not responsive and was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Moncks Corner Police Officers along with Berkeley County Deputies began tracking the direction the suspect fled, according to Captain Mark Fields. Officers went to the suspect residence at 1206 Saint John’s Avenue in Moncks Corner and took the suspect into custody.

Justin Kymir Juan Woods, 17-year-old, of Moncks Corner, is being charged with Murder, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

Woods has been lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston. The news release stated that the bond hearing for Woods will be held August 7, at 6:30 pm, at the Berkeley County Bond Court in Moncks Corner.

The investigation is continuing.

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