Bond denied for Line Street murder suspect

Donyell Wright (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Donyell Wright (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man suspected of shooting and killing a 21-year-old man at a downtown Charleston apartment on September 16, 2011 is now behind bars.

The suspect 27-year-old Donyell Catrez Wright also known as "Cross-eyed Donny" was denied bond on a murder charge Saturday morning and is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.  Wright was arrested Friday at an apartment complex on Dorchester Road and Ashley Phosphate Road..

The Charleston City Police Department responded to a shooting on Line Street back in September at around 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene they found 21-year-old Thomas Shine dead.

Shine said he saw Donyell 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 Donyell 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.

Sometime 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.

The Charleston City Police say this shooting is still under investigation.

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