Police: Third suspect in custody in New Year's Day shootings

Police: Third suspect in custody in New Year's Day shootings

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston Police say a third man has been arrested in a string of shootings that left two women dead and a third wounded.

Hikeem J. Reeves, 22, was arrested on Friday and charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder, stemming from the shooting of Sabrina Green, police say.

"Reaves is accused of concealing the weapon used in the Aintree Avenue attempted murder of Sabrina Green and the Ventura Avenue murder of Debra Randall," North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Reeves is the third man arrested in connection with the shootings that North Charleston Police say were the result of a fight at a club between Jimmie Harris and Montreal Ford.

North Charleston Police Chief Eddie announced on Thursday that warrants would be served on Harris and Ford, both of whom were already in jail on other, non-related charges.

Driggers says his department's investigation revealed that a fight at Club Crucial led to the shootings, and that after the fight, Harris shot Green at 4:45 a.m. on New Year's Day. Green, the only woman to survive the shootings, is the mother of Ford.

Police also say following Green's shooting, Ford fatally shot Janet Royal at 5:40 a.m. Driggers said Royal was Harris's stepmother. Harris then fatally shot Debra Martin Randall at about 6:40 a.m., Driggers said.

According to NCPD investigators, the victims responded to knocks on their front doors, at which point someone fired multiple shots through the door, striking and killing the victims. Investigators say shell casings were found in the front yards of all three homes.

Harris faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting Sabrina Green, one count of murder for the fatal shooting of Debra Randall and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, court records state.

Ford faces one count of murder for the fatal shooting of Janet Royal and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, records state. Ford was denied bond at a hearing on Friday, where Royal's family members wore pink t-shirts to honor her.

Ford had also been charged in a shooting at Club Camouflage in North Charleston, and faces three attempted murder charges in that case.

Harris was arrested in Charlotte back in March. Law enforcement officials say Harris is accused of shooting at officers during an undercover drug deal. A dog was killed in the incident, but police say no one was hurt.

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