'Cross-eye Donny' wanted as suspect in downtown homicide

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are on the lookout for a man suspected of shooting and killing a 21-year-old man at a downtown Charleston apartment last Friday.

The Charleston Police Department is looking for Donyell Catrez Wright who goes by the nickname "Cross-eye" Donny in connection to the death of 21-year-old Thomas Tony Shine.

Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Shine's aunt says that the victim was waiting for a ride when the shots were fired.

"I just heard the bang, bang, bang, get downstairs, see the holes through the back door," she said. "He ran from the back door holding himself to the living room, laid out right here, gasping, gasping. He was practically gone I guess before the ambulance got here."

Officers responded to an apartment on Line Street in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived they found Shine who had died from gunshot wounds.

Around 1 a.m., Shine said he saw Donny and another person outside and told someone, "They were looking at me like they want to do something.  You know they don't like me.  When Donny gets scared his eyes get crossed."

According to detectives, two men were then seen in the rear of the apartment each on beach cruiser style bicycles.

Some time later, Shine walked to the kitchen and opened the rear door to his apartment. He immediately closed the door and was shot through the closed door.

Two suspects were then seen immediately after the gunshots, riding away from the scene on beach cruiser style bicycles.

Detectives say a witness positively identified Wright as being Donny.

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