Investigators arrest man suspected of killing North Charleston HS football player

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:54 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:29 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing a North Charleston High School football player.

Investigators arrested James Ryan Felder on Thursday. He was charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a handgun by an unlawful person.

Felder’s charges stem from a fatal shooting that happened at the Pinecrest Apartments off McMillian Avenue on the night of Dec. 28, 2021.

Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal identified the victim as 18-year-old Terrell Backman-Carter who attended North Charleston High School and was a football player.

Police found the victim near the pool behind the property’s laundry building.

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