On Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department identified the suspected gunman in an altercation between vehicles that escalated to violence on Feb. 7.
Officers said they received a report of a gunshot victim near Rutherford Road and Druid Street. According to Police Chief Ken Miller, an altercation occurred between vehicles stopped at Rutherford Road and North Main, resulting in gunfire.
Miller said a driver was shot in the head during the incident and his vehicle crashed into a parking lot. A passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.
The victim was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery, Miller said. His condition is unknown. Investigators believe the shooting was not a random act, as it appears everyone involved knew each other.
Police shut down Rutherford between Summit and Worley due to the investigation. Miller said bullet casings were in the roadway.
On Tuesday, officers identified the suspected gunman in the case as 21-year-old Quavon Deshay Edmunds. According to police, Edmunds was wanted on two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging a weapon into a car while occupied and conspiracy.
The Greenville Police Department said Edmunds should be considered armed and dangerous.
On Wednesday, officers said Edmunds turned himself in around 2 p.m., accompanied by his attorney. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
Miller said four people were taken into custody in connection with the shooting earlier in February. A fifth person was also detained, and all five were later charged. A firearm was recovered from a suspect vehicle amid the investigation.
According to Miller, two vehicles were stopped amid the search for suspects. Officers are investigating a third vehicle which was involved in a collision nearby and fled the scene that they believe is connected to the shooting.
Investigators later identified the five suspects taken into custody: Jaquan Devonta Dodd, 20, charged with conspiracy (7500 surety bond, electronic monitoring, house arrest) Curtis Lee Collins, 19, charged with conspiracy, unlawful carry (weapons $15,000, Damous Chavon Beasley, 22, charged with conspiracy (7500 surety bond, electronic monitoring, house arrest) Xavier Miguel Concepcion, 22, charged with accessory after the fact and interfering with police ($25,000. criminal conspiracy 7, 500) Justin Dashun Miller, 22, charged with conspiracy and interfering with police (7500 surety bond, electronic monitoring, house arrest)MUGSHOTS: 5 charged after driver shot in head during altercation at Greenville stoplight
A $7,500 surety bond for the conspiracy charges was set for all suspects during a hearing. An additional $25,000 bond was set for Concepion. A $15,000 bond was also set for Collins in relation to the weapons charges.
All five suspects will be placed under house arrest and electronic monitoring. Investigators said additional charges are pending and more people could be charged later.
The Greenville Police Department released 911 calls from the the incidents on Feb. 9.
In one call, a woman reported hearing shots fired near Main Street. The caller said she could see a burgundy vehicle, which officers later identified as the victim's car, on the corner that appeared to be involved. She reported hearing four or five gunshots.
Another 911 call was placed by a woman who said she was in the vehicle that was fired upon. The caller said she didn't know who shot at them but that they were stopped at the light.
The woman who was the victim of the hit-and-run also called 911 to report the crash. She said she was uninjured but couldn't open her driver's side door after the crash and described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored Camaro.
The Greenville County School district said Summit Drive Elementary, Stone Academy and League Academy were placed on a partial lockdown due to the situation. The Meyer Center was also on lockdown.
The lockdowns were lifted around 3:15 p.m. The district said some buses were delayed at Stone Avenue and Summit Drive due to road closures.
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