MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - The man taken into custody in a deadly Wednesday morning “domestic-related” shooting in Moncks Corner faces a weapons charge.
Roddrik O’Neal Gadsden, 25, of Moncks Corner, has been charged with unlawful carry of a pistol, according to Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic. Gadsden was taken into custody when police responded to a reported shooting at approximately 12:50 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Trivers Drive, Ollic said.
Curtis Frazier, 31, and Allontay Akeeem Houston, 29, both died of gunshot wounds according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. The deaths remain under investigation by the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and the Moncks Corner Police Department. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
Ollic said responding officers found the two victims and Gadsden, whom Ollic said was the man who called police and is also the shooter.
Autopsy results on both victims are pending and Ollic said his agency is conferring with the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office before additional charges are filed.
“We have all parties involved in the shooting,” Ollic said early Wednesday morning at the scene. “We’re now trying to sort out what happened here.”
Ollic underlined that there is no threat to the surrounding community after the shooting, which was isolated to one house.
Ollic said Wednesday morning his forensics team was conducting a search of the entire property.
"We’re being very meticulous and methodical because we want to make sure we do everything we can to determine what happened here tonight,” Ollic said.
Crews cleared the scene around 6:30 a.m.
Gadsden was being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.