Suspect arrested in fatal Summerville apartment shooting

Suspect arrested in fatal Summerville apartment shooting

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man wanted for murder in connection with a fatal shooting at a Summerville apartment complex in March.

Byron Christopher Kinsey of North Charleston was booked at the Charleston County Detention Center early Thursday morning. According to the jail website, North Charleston police arrested Kinsey on charges of disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.

Dorchester County deputies say Kinsey will be charged with the murder of 34-year-old Robert Mark Crumm. Crumm was shot and killed at Cedar Key Apartments on Pidgeon Bay Road around 4:30 p.m. on March 10. Investigators named Kinsey as the murder suspect on March 18.

On Thursday at 12 a.m., North Charleston PD officers responded to the Stay Over Lodge on McMillian Avenue after receiving a tip that Kinsey was in one of the hotel rooms.

After officers set up a perimeter around the hotel, officers reported seeing Kinsey walk out of a hotel room and jump off the second-story balcony onto the parking lot. Police say Kinsey then jumped onto a parked car, then jumped the fence.

NCPD officials say a foot chase then began towards Pine Crest apartments. Officers said they gave loud verbal commands to stop, but Kinsey continued to disregard the commands, and was seen screaming and cursing "profanity as he continued to actively flee from officers."

Officers reported they were able to capture Kinsey at the entrance of Pine Crest apartments.

A police report states Kinsey refused to give officers any information about his identification and was charged with disorderly conduct due to his yelling and screaming profanity in a public roadway while running.

Investigators say as officers were transporting him to jail, Kinsey attempted to place his handcuffs in front of his body, managed to unfasten his seatbelt and reach inside his pants as if he was trying to retrieve an object.

Officers said they had to stop the vehicle and resecure the handcuffs.

In addition, authorities say Kinsey was found to have 1.5 grams of green plant like material that tested positive for THC.

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