Man faces multiple charges in fatal shooting at Northwoods Mall theater parking lot

Man faces multiple charges in fatal shooting at Northwoods Mall theater parking lot
Authorities have announced the arrest of a 19-year-old man accused in a fatal shooting at the Northwoods Mall theater parking lot. Picture Source - CCDC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 19-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting at the Northwoods Mall theater parking lot earlier this month will remain in jail after waiving his bond hearing Tuesday morning.

Benjamin Rashard Bonneau is charged with one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The charges stem from a fatal shooting that happened on Aug. 2 at the Nortwoods Stadium Cinema on 2181 Northwoods Blvd. The coroner’s office says Harry Pinckney, 23, of Walterboro died on scene from a gunshot wound.

North Charleston Police Department responded to the theater at 9:48 p.m. on Aug. 2 where they found Pinckney lying in the parking lot, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police say they found a vehicle that had apparent damage from gunshots and another shooting victim at the Exxon gas station on 2330 Ashley Phosphate Rd.

EMS took the victim to an area hospital.

An affidavit states two others who were with Pinckney admitted going to the theater to buy marijuana from an unknown person who investigators later identified as Bonneau. The surviving victim told investigators Bonneau produced a handgun and opened fire on them during the drug transaction, the affidavit states. The victim identified Bonneau from a six-pack photo lineup as the person who shot and killed Pinckney, the affidavit states.

Bonneau was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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