More than five months after Zykevious Ramsey was shot in the head on his front steps, police have arrested a man suspected of being the shooter.
Adric Jerrelle Turman, 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Investigators were able to develop him as a suspect after interviewing several people, along with recently receiving an analysis of some evidence that helped officers secure a warrant for his arrest, according to a post on the Greenwood Police Department Facebook page.
Police found 22-year-old Ramsey at 12:30 a.m. June 4 sitting on the steps outside his Thornbrook Court apartment. He was still alive at the time, and was taken to Self Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries at 2:46 a.m.
At the scene, officers spoke with a woman who said she was Ramsey’s girlfriend. She told officers as it approached midnight Ramsey went outside because he was meeting someone, and she saw him talking to a man in a gold Camry. When he came back inside he said a friend was coming over, police noted, but when he and the woman heard a car alarm going off, Ramsey went outside again.
That’s when the woman heard the gunshot, she told police, and as she ran to a back bedroom to take cover she heard someone run in and say Ramsey had been set up and killed.
The day after his death, relatives of Ramsey’s gathered to mourn him. He had just had a son, then-1-month-old Zymir, and becoming a father had changed Ramsey, said his sister, Jada Leverette. He had a deep love for his newborn son, and was getting into a morning routine of giving his son a bath, then spending time out on the balcony with his baby.
“Eventually we will find out who did this,” Leverette said just hours after her brother’s death. “We’re just asking for justice. The Lord will take care of it.”