Investigators arrest second suspect in connection to taxi cab driver's murder

North Charleston Police investigating after male victim found dead on Verde Ave.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the North Charleston Police Department have arrested a second suspect for the Sunday morning fatal shooting of a taxi cab driver in North Charleston.

Authorities arrested 22-year-old Dyquann Mathey of North Charleston and charged him with murder and armed robbery. Mathey is expected to have a bond court hearing Tuesday morning.

NCPD officers have already arrested 17-year-old Michael Moore and charged him with murder, simple possession of marijuana, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

North Charleston police were dispatched to Verde Avenue at 3:33 a.m. for a report of a traffic accident; a concerned citizen had reported a Yellow Cab van had run into a tree next to the Chicora School of Communications. Emergency dispatch officials then advised officers that it was a shooting.

Officers arrived to find the Yellow Cab Taxi van wrecked into a small tree, and a male lying on the ground next to the car suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified by the Charleston County Coroner's Office as 37-year-old Charles Montgomery, was pronounced dead.

Court records released on Monday state Moore and a co-defendant planned on robbing a cab driver.

According to authorities, Moore used his cellphone to call the cab company and requested the cab to meet him and the co-defendant at an apartment on Paragon Street; an affidavit states the co-defendant was to be the get away driver during the robbery.

Authorities say once the cab driver arrived at the location, Moore, who was armed with a gun, entered the cab and proceeded to rob the victim. Court records state the victim was shot at and struck twice.

Investigators say Moore took the money and the victim's cellphone, then fled on foot from the scene.

Witnesses say they heard arguing followed by three gunshots and then the cab wreck into a nearby tree. Police officers located two shell casings located in the street behind the taxi.

According to an affidavit, Moore admitted that he was the one who committed the robbery and shot the victim. Moore also told investigators that the co-defendant was the get-away driver and they used his vehicle in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests are expected.

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