Affidavit: Suspect admits to shooting, killing 15-year-old boy

Affidavit: Suspect admits to shooting, killing 15-year-old boy
Published: Aug. 20, 2015 at 11:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2015 at 9:48 PM EDT
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Deandre Michael in court on Friday. (Source: WCSC)
Deandre Michael in court on Friday. (Source: WCSC)
Area where authorities located the victim and car. (Source: WCSC)
Area where authorities located the victim and car. (Source: WCSC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A court affidavit released Friday states a 19-year-old Summerville man admitted to shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy while playing with a gun.

A judge set bond at $250,000 Friday morning for Deandre Michael accused in the death of a 15-year-old Hasnai Davis.

Michael is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators say Michael, Davis and two other men were sitting in a car in a parking lot on Ashley Phosphate Road Thursday night when the shooting occurred.

According to court papers, Michael was playing with a nine millimeter pistol in the back seat and pointed it at Davis who was sitting in the front seat. That's when police say the gun fired, hitting the 15 year old in the neck, killing him.

Police say at first, Michael told them a car drove up beside theirs in the parking lot and opened fire, killing Davis.

However after reading him his rights, Michael confessed to the shooting, according to investigators.

At the bond hearing, Michael told the court the shooting was not on purpose.

The victim's mother disagreed.

"Excuse me, what do you mean by on purpose, you're 19, my son is 15 years old, I met you twice," Antoinette Glover told the suspect. "If I knew you was that old you would have never been around my child. You are too old to not know how to pull the trigger, you know what you did."

"This is not an accident, this is not involuntary manslaughter, this is murder," the victim's grandmother Phyllis Glover said after court. "If you could totally run away and you go run, it's murder."

A North Charleston Police Department victims service representative asked the court for a no contact order if Michael is released.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the parking lot of a hotel in the 7400 block of Northside Drive for a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

"On scene, officers located a 15-year-old male in the passenger seat of a Ford Taurus with a gunshot wound," said Spencer Pryor with the North Charleston Police Department."EMS arrived on scene to treat the victim and he was later pronounced deceased."

The suspect and two other occupants of the car changed their accounts of the incident numerous times, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor. The initial call to dispatch was not accurate, Pryor said.

During the investigation, witnesses told police the victim along with three other occupants of the vehicle were in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant in the 2500 block of Ashley Phosphate Road listening to music.

"The driver of the vehicle then left the parking lot ending up at the location on Northside Drive," police say. "The suspect threw the weapon out of the vehicle along Northside Drive. Investigators recovered the weapon."

Earlier in the night, motorists had reported spotting police searching I-26 in the area of the incident.

In addition, K-9 units were also seen patrolling the area.

Witnesses say they saw multiple investigators putting crime scene tape around a vehicle as authorities worked the scene.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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