SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a deadly early morning shooting at a Summerville apartment complex.
Officers with the Summerville Police Department responded to the Villas of Summerville off Boone Hill Road just before 2:00 a.m. where they found a victim dead from several gunshot wounds in an outdoor stairwell.
Police arrested Tyreike Mitchell (19) on charges of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
According to affidavits, Mitchell used a location tracking app to locate his girlfriend around 1:30 a.m. He began knocking on doors until he found her, at which point an argument ensued between Mitchell and the victim.
The report said that during the argument, the victim walked away towards the parking lot. As he was walking back towards Mitchell, Mitchell fired multiple rounds, killing the victim.
Police noted that the victim did have a gun in his pocket, and his hand was in his pocket when he was shot. However, Mitchell told officers that the victim did not pull the gun out of his pocket prior to being shot, and “the fully loaded magazine did not appear to have been fired,” according to the report.
The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 21-year-old Nasir Fogle of Summerville Fogle is expected to undergo an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina on Tuesday.
An investigation is ongoing. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County Coroner’s
Office, and South Carolina Highway Patrol assisted Summerville PD in the investigation.
Mitchell’s bond was denied on the murder charge Thursday. He was granted a $7,500 bond on the ‘possession of a weapon’ charge and an additional $7,500 on the unlawful carry charge.