Greenwood man faces charge in connection with March shooting
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 PM
A fourth man was arrested Monday and faces charges stemming from a March shooting that left one man hospitalized, records indicated.
Travius Williams, 24, of 1719 Florida Ave., Greenwood, was charged with breach of peace aggravated in nature in connection with the incident.
Three other Greenwood County men - Michael Lukie, 21, of Greenwood; Christopher Calhoun, 17, of Hodges; and Dekeem Jones, 19, of Greenwood - were arrested in September in connection with the shooting. Jones suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back, possibly in the rib cage, during the incident, reports indicated.
Officials from the Greenwood Police Department said the shooting ensued after a drug deal went awry. Investigators indicated two groups met along Phoenix Street to make the drug transaction, and one of the groups intended to rob the other of its drugs. Detectives earlier noted no one came forward as a victim of the shooting, so the suspects were all charged with the aggravated count of breach of peace.
According to a Greenwood police report, the victim of the shooting told officers he was shot behind the Greenwood Fire station along Phoenix Street, but said he did not know who shot him. Video surveillance at Self Regional Medical Center showed two men bringing Jones into the hospital the night of the shooting, and a third man, who appeared nervous, entered the emergency room one minute later and approached the other two. All three men quickly left the hospital together, reports indicated.