A good Samaritan lost his life in a tragic crime, according to reports from WCSC, a CBS affiliate. The victim was killed after rendering aid. His accused killers are a young man and a teenager.
Reports say that on August 15, witnesses saw an SUV in a ditch. People asked Chadwich Garrett, 45, if he would be willing to help pull the 2016 Dodge Durango out of the ditch, and Garrett agreed to do so for $20. The North Charleston man pulled the SUV out around 11 p.m. and asked the accused individuals for the money. It was then that the 17-year-old pulled out a gun and shot Garrett in the chest. Garrett died at the scene.
Witnesses then say that the teenager got into the Durango and was driven away by Michael Dupree-Tyler, 19. About 20 minutes after the shooting, police received a call from a woman who claimed that the pair had taken her Durango without her permission. The description that the woman gave of her vehicle matched the description of the vehicle provided by witnesses at the scene of the shooting.
Police responded to the woman’s home and were told that the suspects were inside. There was a brief standoff before both the teenager and Tyler were taken into custody. According to reports, the 17-year-old admitted to the shooting and Tyler admitted to being at the scene. Each has been charged with murder, and the 17-year-old has received an additional charge of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
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