Affidavit: Surveillance footage helped lead to arrest in deadly Goose Creek road rage shooting

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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - According to affidavits, a combination of surveillance video and witness statements helped deputies find and arrest the man wanted in connection with deadly road rage shooting in Goose Creek.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karrington Holmes Tuesday. Holmes was originally booked on Sunday for a marijuana charge.

The shooting happened on Highway 52 last Wednesday and took the life of Rodney Middleton.

A witness stated that he and Middleton were in separate vehicles on Highway 52 when a grey sedan with tinted windows changed lanes and almost caused a collision, the affidavit said. Another witness stated he saw Middleton arguing with Holmes prior to the incident when the witness drove by the scene, the affidavit stated.

Surveillance footage from a business on Hwy 52 at Central Avenue showed the gray sedan following Middleton’s vehicle through Goose Creek before the shooting, the affidavit stated. Surveillance footage from another business on old Hwy 52 also corroborated witness statements, the affidavit stated.

When a deputy stopped Holmes in the Snow Goose Circle area of Goose Creek on Sunday morning, detectives were able to match the deputy’s body camera footage to the grey sedan in the surveillance camera footage from the shooting, the affidavit stated.

A witness also stated Holmes’ owned a .45 caliber handgun and a .45 caliber spent shell casing was found at the scene, the affidavit stated. Surveillance video from another business also corroborated witness statements about what Holmes was wearing on the day of the shooting.

According to the sheriff’s office, it started as an aggressive driving incident between Middleton driving a red semi-tractor and a sedan on Highway 52 near the intersection of Central Avenue in Goose Creek.

A report states after the aggressive driving incident, Holmes shot the other before fleeing the scene on Highway 52 near the Strawberry railroad crossing just north of Goose Creek.

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