911 shooting calls capture chaotic day for neighborhood residents

Racarlton Scott, Jamel Prezzy and Jermaine Venning. (Photo: Charleston County Detention Center)
Racarlton Scott, Jamel Prezzy and Jermaine Venning. (Photo: Charleston County Detention Center)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Newly released 911 calls from residents living in one North Charleston neighborhood captures a chaotic day, from a woman telling her children to get on the ground to sounds of multiple gunshots heard as a man attempts to tell emergency personnel what's going on.

On Tuesday around 5 p.m., the North Charleston Police Department responded to the Greentree North Apartments off of Otranto Road in reference to shots fired. When investigators arrived they found an armed robbery suspect, 22-year-old Racarlton Alphone Scott, shot by the victim.

Investigators also arrested 24-year-old Jermaine Venning and 20-year-old Jamel Prezzy.

In the 911 calls released on Friday, neighbors and residents of the Greentree North Apartments call emergency personnel and detail the situation. In one call, a man attempts to tell the dispatcher what is happening but is interrupted by several gunshots.

In another call, a woman can be heard telling her children to lay on the kitchen as gunshots are heard in the background.

According to investigators, it all started when a man was putting his 4-year-old daughter in his vehicle. The man said Scott approached him with a gun demanding his chain, rings, money and cellphone.

The victim said he tossed his keys in his car and was told by Scott to give him his pants. A fight then started between the two. Police said Scott then struck the victim in his head causing a laceration to his forehead.

According to a police report, the victim reached into his glove box, retrieved a gun and chased Scott to the side of the building. Police say Scott then turned towards the victim and fired several shots at him. Investigators say the victim returned fire and hit Scott.

When the victim returned to the apartment he was visiting, officers say Prezzy fired shots at him. Police say Prezzy then jumped into a Honda which Venning was driving and fled the area.

According to police, Venning then wrecked inside of the Fairwinds apartment complex. Venning was then apprehended and Prezzy was later captured inside one of the Fairwinds apartments.

Authorities say the armed robbery victim faces no charges.

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