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Shooting suspect's security camera aided investigators in bringing attempted murder charges

Markel Bailey is charged with attempted murder (Source: BCSO) Markel Bailey is charged with attempted murder (Source: BCSO)
GOOSE CREEK, SC -

Lowcountry investigators say a shooting suspect's security camera helped deputies bring charges against the 29-year-old man. 

Markel Rasheed Bailey of Goose Creek is charged with two attempted murder charges and a charge of possession of a firearm during a violent crime. 

He was denied bond on the charges. 

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office say Bailey shot into the bedroom area of a female friend’s apartment from the outside early Monday morning around 4:55 a.m. 

Deputies responded to the apartment in the 100 block of Swift Boulevard where they found shell casings outside.

BCSO officials said it was a high-tech doorbell that helped solve the case.

“They’re a silent witness and they’re always recording,” said BCSO Detective Sgt. Matthew Woodall.

When investigators went to Bailey's house, they obtained a search warrant for a video doorbell device which showed the suspect going to the attic, and leaving the house in his truck before coming back and going back into the attic with a handgun, said Mike Cochran with the sheriff's office. 

Doorbell surveillance video also appears to show Bailey mumbling “you’re a dead girl” to himself.

Woodall said this new technology can solve crimes.

“We’ll find a camera video or something like that from a doorbell or whatever it is and that breaks it open,” said Woodall.

Woodall said it’s a new technology that’s becoming more and more popular and can lead deputies to a suspect.

“It’s probably within the last year or two they’re popping up in neighborhoods, and it really helps us as a detective when we’re investigating crimes,” said Woodall. “From property crimes with packages stolen off the doors, to car break-ins, everything all the way up to serious crimes such as murders, robberies and things like that may occur in a street or wherever else these things might be.”

In this case, officials said this high-tech technology helped solve a shooting.

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