Coroner identifies N.Charleston shooting victim; suspect waives bond hearing

North Charleston Police Search for two people involved in a vehicle pursuit Saturday night. (Source: Live 5)
North Charleston Police Search for two people involved in a vehicle pursuit Saturday night. (Source: Live 5)

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The Charleston County coroner has identified the Mount Pleasant man killed in shooting early Saturday morning

Jesse Weathers, 31, died at a motel in North Charleston according to Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton.

Police arrested two people after a chase Saturday night and one of them is facing a murder charge.

Daniel Reed is charged with murder possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, grand larceny, and failure to stop for blue lights, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

An affidavit states that Weathers and Reed were playing video games before they got into an argument.

Reed waived his rights as he appeared before a judge for a bond hearing Sunday morning.

Reed and a juvenile male fled from a vehicle being pursued Saturday afternoon. North Charleston Police, Charleston County Air Support and City of Charleston K9 units were able to track both males, Pryor said. Charleston County dispatchers said the chase was first reported at 7:50 p.m.

The arrest stems from a fatal shooting early Saturday at a North Charleston motel, Pryor said.

Detectives say they were able to identify Reed as the suspect in shooting. Goose Creek and NCPD Officers located and followed the suspect's vehicle from the Goose Creek area into North Charleston where the suspect vehicle stopped at the intersection of Salamander Road and Bentwood Drive, Pryor said.

"Reed admitted to being involved in the homicide and to discarding the handgun in the woods when he fled from Police," Pryor said. " Officers located the suspect's handgun in the woods."

The juvenile, who stated he had only entered the suspect's vehicle in Goose Creek and had not involvement in the homicide was taken into custody for disturbing the peace and released to the custody of his parent, Pryor said.

Reed was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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