Beaufort police investigate shooting at Charles and Washington (update: bond set)

Dennis Lockhart

Update April 8: The Island Packet has a brief report on yesterday's arrest of Dennis Lockhart, including what bond was set.

You can check that out here.

Update April 7: The Beaufort Police Department on its Facebook page just posted that Dennis Lockhart turned himself in this morning and is being charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.

If you're not yet connected with BPD on Facebook do so by clicking here

Update April 2, 3 p.m.: WTOC is reporting that a suspect has been named: 25-year-old Dennis Emanuel Lockhart, aka "Man Man."

For a photo, description, and more details, read their report here.

Update April 2: The Island Packet has a few more details and a pair of shots from the scene. Get both here.

First reporting: At 11:12 a.m. on April 1 Beaufort Police officers responded to several reports of shots being fired in the area of Charles Street and Washington Street.

Shortly thereafter a 24-year-old man with a single gunshot wound arrived at the emergency room in a private vehicle. The victim was subsequently transferred to MUSC for treatment.  The investigation is in its early stages and is still developing. The information available at this time is that the victim and an unidentified subject were involved in an altercation which turned physical.

Although the details are not immediately clear, at some point an undetermined number of shots were fired and the victim was struck at least once. The suspect was described by witnesses as a black male in his mid to late twenties who fled the scene in a full size white pickup truck. 

Investigators are continuing to interview potential witnesses and are seeking more. Anyone with information on this case is requested to contact the dispatch office at 524- 2777 or Inv. George Erdel at 322-7958.

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