Charleston police arrest two suspects in deadly West Ashley shooting

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police have arrested two suspects for a fatal shooting that took the life of a 23-year-old man on Sequoia Street in West Ashley Wednesday night.

Authorities charged 23-year-old Valentino Hayward of Evergreen Street with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Anisah Pearson, 20, of Sequoia Street, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

Officers responded to 640 Sequoia Street at 8:55 p.m. in reference to possible shots in the area. The officers found a man who had been shot lying in front of 639 Sequoia Street. The victim died at the scene.

The coroner's office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Deontre Miles of Moncks Corner.

"There was no heartbeat, there was no pulse. I came to try to get my wife, she's a nurse, and it was too late," said Kevin, a resident who tried to help Miles. "There was one little tear in his eye and that was it."

Charleston Police officers and detectives were back in the Ardmore Subdivision Thursday morning talking to residents.

They searched an apartment and had a car towed from the complex's parking lot.

Hayward and Pearson are being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center, where they are scheduled to have a bond hearing on Friday.

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