BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a Ladson man accused in a triple homicide in Berkeley County.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has arrested 48-year-old Robert David Nolen of Ladson and charged him with three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and threatening the life of a public official.
The coroner's office say 62-year-old James Harrison of Summerville, 47-year-old Lance Donovan Kenyon of Moncks Corner and 52-year-old Harry Lee Gressette of Goose Creek died in the Friday shooting.
At 1:48 a.m. on Oct. 7, deputies responded to a 911 call for a shooting at Macio Road in unincorporated Moncks Corner.
When deputies arrived they found two people dead on the scene.
"A third shooting victim was transported to a local hospital and died sometime thereafter," BCSO officials said."All three of the victims had been shot. The investigation revealed that a fourth victim who fled the scene was shot at while fleeing on foot."
According to the sheriff's office, the investigation resulted in Nolen's arrest at the scene of the crime just hours after the crimes took place.
"Detectives were immediately pulled from their storm related assignments in order to work this case with their duties being reassigned," authorities said."The investigation revealed that all of the victims and the suspect were acquainted prior to the incident."
A report states the motive is undetermined but detectives believe that alcohol may have been a factor.
BCSO officials said no other suspects are believed to be involved, and the firearm used has been recovered.
"This is a horrible crime and I feel terrible for the families and friends of the victims. In spite of the tremendous strain that Hurricane Matthew put on all public safety resources, we were able to make an arrest in this case and I am proud of the work that the detectives put forward. I sincerely hope that the arrest will help the families and friends of the victims know that justice is being served," Sheriff Duane Lewis stated.