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Bond denied for Texas man accused in fatal Summerville shooting

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Bond was denied during an emotional hearing for a Texas man accused of fatally shooting a 57-year-old woman Thursday at an intersection in Summerville.

Summerville police say 32-year-old Jimi Redman Jr. was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and a weapons violation in connection with the fatal shooting of Lynn Michelle Harrison. Bond was denied on both charges Friday morning. 

Harrison's family, including her husband, were in attendance for Redman's 10 a.m. hearing at the Summerville Municipal Courthouse. Redman appeared in court via video conference, as he remains locked up in the Dorchester County Detention Center. 

After Redman claimed he suffers from PTSD, Mr. Harrison yelled out," Tough [expletive]."

"Shouldn't go around shooting people's wives," said the victim's husband. 

"I was in Vietnam. I came back and I don't go around shooting people's wives! Hear me!" Harrison told Redman during the bond court hearing. "You're a damn disgrace."

Speaking after the hearing, Captain Jon Rogers with Summerville Police said it appears the shooting was random, and not the result of road rage. He went on to say they are still putting the pieces together. 

Affidavits, 911 tapes released in fatal shooting at Summerville intersection

Redman was seen driving erratically and holding a rifle around the time he allegedly shot and killed a 57-year-old woman at an intersection in Summerville, according to 911 tapes.

At 1:30 p.m., police were notified by a citizen that a subject driving a red SUV was screaming at an intersection on Berlin G. Myers, and had a weapon. 

According to a 911 call, the driver was "driving all over the middle of the road, and then he pulled over and brought this rifle up and looking behind him like he was waiting for someone to come up behind him. And then he took off."

An affidavit states a witness who was driving behind Harrison's vehicle saw the suspect making gestures towards the woman.  When the two arrived side-by-side at a stop light at the intersection of Bacons Bridge Road and the Sawmill Village Shopping Center, the suspect allegedly fired a single shot at Harrison before driving away. 

"Please send someone over here right away over here at Bacons Bridge Road. This lady's been shot," a woman is heard telling a dispatcher on a separate 911 call. "Hurry, she was shot. We saw the car take off. We are trying to open up the window because she got shot."

Harrison was on her way to meet her son for lunch when the incident occurred, Coroner Chris Nisbet said.

Court records state Redman was apprehended a short distance from the scene. Officers say when they approached Redman's red SUV, the vehicle's windows were down and a rifle could be seen lying on the passenger floorboard.

The suspect was transported to the scene of the shooting, where he was positively identified by a witness.

Nisbet said the fatal shooting appears to be a random crime.

Harrison's family members said she had recently lost her 58-year-old brother, who according to records died in September of last year. 

Family members say Harrison leaves behind her husband and her two grown children. 

According to Redman's Facebook page, he's from Fort Worth, Texas and works as a welder. Redman says on his page he was also in the U.S. Army. 

Court records state Redman was arrested twice last month in Texas. 

According to online records, Redman was arrested on March 2 and charged with DWI and public intoxication, and was then arrested on March 14 and charged with public intoxication. 

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