Darrell Emmett Carter Jr., AKA DJ Carter, was arrested and charged with murder.
CHARLESTON, WV -
One of two men charged in the murder of Tymel McKinney has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Nayquil Sayles pleaded guilty to one charge of accessory after the fact of murder and reckless indifference to the safety of others. Both counts carrying a possible sentence of one to five years in prison.
Tymel McKinney was shot and killed in Charleston on April 23.
Darrell Emmet Carter Jr. and Mark Gaddy both pleaded not guilty to the murder of Tymel McKinney.
McKinney was shot and killed in Charleston on April 23.
A third arrest was made in connection to the murder of Tymel McKinney.
Darrell Emmett Carter, Jr., also known as DJ Carter, was arrested Saturday, April 26, by the U.S. Marshals Service, and was charged with first degree murder defined.
According to a criminal complaint issued by the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Carter had been arrested for malicious wounding, in a shooting incident which occurred on March 30 in which Carter and Dante Davis fired shots at each other, resulting in Carter suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and left arm. The complaint said that Carter initially told police that he did not know what happened, but later told police that someone grabbed him from behind and shot him in the chest, and escaped the person's grasp. Carter denied ever seeing the person who shot him. For more on this story, click here.
In regards to the Tymel McKinney murder, Carter told police he was at the scene, along with Mark Gaddy, also charged with murder, when the shooting of McKinney occurred, and admitted he had a firearm, but denied that he fired it.
The criminal complaint said that Carter admitted to police that the shooting was gang related, and that the reason behind the shooting was about disrespecting his gang, known as Sex-Money-Murder. Carter told police he received orders for a "Hit" on McKinney from a superior of the SMM/7 Mile Blood gang from Detroit, MI.
Carter is being held in the South Central Regional Jail. _____
In the past month there have been four separate shootings in Charleston. Many of the suspects arrested by the Charleston Police Department have been from out of town, specifically, from Detroit.
The latest shooting happened late Wednesday night near the intersection of 6th Street and Park Avenue. Police say Tymel McKinney was shot in the face and taken to CAMC where he later died.
Charleston Police have arrested Mark Gaddy, 23, and charged him with murder in connection with the shooting. Gaddy is from Detroit.
“It was within a block and a half of my home. Usually I can count how many shots. This was the same weapon, too many for me to count,” said Danny Boyd, who lives on Charleston’s West Side.
Earlier Wednesday there was another shooting blocks away. Police arrested three men, charging two with wanton endangerment and one with obstruction.
The common thread is that they are all from Detroit.
“Now we have this epidemic from people out of state who are coming in with the drug trade and deal with their businesses by using violence,” said Boyd.
In court Gaddy refused to sign paperwork and said he didn’t do anything wrong.
On his right hand he has a tattoo, a symbol for the gang known as the 7-Mile Bloods. Based in Detroit, they do everything from organized crime to drug dealing.
“They basically send soldiers out to different parts of the country to sell the product and then most of that money is funneled back,” said Lt. Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department.
He said these groups will generally target areas with a high demand for drugs. Several areas include Huntington, Youngstown, Lexington and Charleston.
“Most of the guys from this particular group are locked up,” said Cooper. “That’s not to say there won’t be another crew to come in a month, two months. There’s too much money for them to just quit.” _____
UPDATE: Charleston police have charged Mark Gaddy, 23, from Detroit with murder.
A juvenile has been arrested in connection to the case but their identity and charges haven't been released.
According to the criminal complaint, police recovered a Glock .40 and believe it is the same caliber round used in the shooting of 18-year-old Tymel McKinney.
The complaint says that Gaddy and another person were seen by police running from the home where the shooting took place. They got into a black car and drove away from the scene. The officer pursued them until they stopped at the intersection of Lovell Drive and Glenwood Avenue and ran from the car.
A K-9 unit tracked Gaddy to a home on Lovell Drive. Gaddy was identified by the officer who saw him flee the scene and the witness who was sitting next to the victim.
A homeowner on Sixth Street said they saw a man throw something in their yard. Police discovered a Glock .40 in the yard and believe it is the same type of round used in the shooting.
Gaddy is being held without bond. _____
The victim in Thursday night's deadly shooting has been identified. Authorities, along with a witness at the scene, tell 13 News that Tymel McKinney, 18, was shot and killed.
According to friends, McKinney was a former student at Capital High School in Charleston, WV.
Deon Henning was with McKinney when he was killed. Henning said they were sitting on the front porch of a home on Sixth Street when two masked men approached them and opened fire.
"There was no reason to kill him. He was only 18-years-old. Nobody deserves that," he said.
McKinney leaves behind a newborn daughter who was born in December.
This was the second shooting on the West Side in the past 24 hours.
News of the shooting sent ripples throughout the community, including at Capital High School.
"We extend our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family of the young gentleman," said principal Clinton Giles.
McKinney dropped out of high school in October. Giles said what happened to him can happen to any of his students.
"It's not going to deter us from trying to continue to send a message to young people that the very best thing they can do is remain in school and graduate," Giles said.
Police have been working to gather evidence. A vehicle found in front of CAMC General hospital has been towed. Two other vehicles believed to be connected to the shooting have also been towed, according to Charleston Police.
Charleston Police have executed a search warrant at a house on 6th Street that was involved in a shooting late Thursday night, April 24. Three to four vehicles were involved and police are tying those into the search warrant.
The shootout happened on the porch, with several bullets passing through the windows, according to police.
One person is in custody but has not been charged. Police continue to look for several others that could be involved.
A teenager has died following a shooting on Charleston's West Side, according to authorities. The shooting was reported on 6th Street just before 11:30 p.m.
Police said they have one person in custody in connection with the shooting. They are actively looking for other people who might have been involved, they said.
No one has been charged yet.
This is the second shooting on this side of town in 24 hours. Police won't confirm if the shootings are related.
The Charleston Police Department reported to the scene of a shooting Wednesday night, April 23.
The shooting was reported just before 11:30 P.M. at 801 6th Street on the city's west side.
Police were at the scene collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.
A second crime scene was also being processed at CAMC General Hospital, where detectives found a vehicle involved.
Stay with 13 News and WOWKTV.com for the latest on this developing story.