GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A suspect accused of shooting and killing two people in Georgetown County after a crash in 2020 has been diagnosed with a “cognitive communication deficit,” according to information presented in court Thursday morning during an argument for a competency hearing.

Ty Sheem Ha Sheem Walters, III, of Moncks Corner, allegedly shot Charles Wall, 45, at least twice in the upper torso, resulting in his death, according to warrants. The second victim, Laura Anderson, 21, was hit in the head, resulting in her death. A third person was also hit.

Deputies said the shooting happened after a crash on U.S. 521 near Indian Hut Road. The suspect ran toward the Kent Road area before being taken into custody, according to deputies.

Officers found that Walters was at fault for following too closely behind the vehicle, according to the SCHP.

Walters was charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Walters’ defense team claims he had a 1.3 gpa and had a head injury in 2018.

The prosecution had no objection to the Medical University of South Carolina giving Walters an evaluation. His juvenile records may be referenced as part of the evaluation.

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