DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The 16-year-old Summerville High School student who was shot to death Monday night was on his way home from track practice when he was killed, investigators say.
An affidavit released on Friday states 18-year-old Diante Xavier Shelton was involved in a gun deal in the area. Shelton and 17-year-old Damonte Lamonte Copeland-Remus will be charged as adults in Perry’s death.
The affidavit stated that Copeland-Remus fired shots and hit Perry in the back fatally wounding him. An incident report released earlier this week described Perry’s wound as a head wound.
Both 9mm and .380 caliber casings were found in the road, the affidavit stated.
Investigators say Perry was not involved in the gun deal and just happened to be in the area at the time the shots rang out.
A total of four teens have been charged in connection with the shooting.
A judge denied bond for Shelton on Friday morning.
Officers say they responded at approximately 8:12 p.m. to a report of shots fired into apartments in the 1200 block of Boone Hill Road.
Before deputies arrived, another caller told dispatch about the shooting in the area of Flowertown Village. A woman flagged down a responding deputy and said a juvenile had been shot and was in the back bedroom of her house, the report states.
Once inside, they found the victim lying on the floor being held by someone who provided deputies with Perry’s name, the report states.
Deputies say they immediately began performing CPR until EMS arrived, and EMS told them Perry was beyond help.
Family, friends and neighbors shared their memory of Perry on Tuesday. They say he was a Summerville High School football and track athlete.