Murder suspect once lived at home of shooting, homeowner says
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The man who owns a home on Suffolk Street said the man accused of killing a woman there over the weekend used to live in the home and had been there earlier in the evening.
Around 3 a.m. Saturday police say Antwan Heyward shot a woman while in her car in the driveway of a house on Suffolk Street. The homeowner of the house said Heyward went to visit him that night, but thought he had left hours earlier.
"We were talking on the porch Friday night and I told him I was tired," said the homeowner who did not want to be identified. "He said, 'Well, I'm just going to chill and smoke a cigarette.' I said, 'OK, and after you're done head home.'"
A few hours later, the homeowner woke up to gun shots.
"I heard boom boom. It sounded like it was at my window because that's how loud it was," the owner said.
That's when he says Heyward ran inside the house. He soon found out the 30-year-old never left.
"He ran inside saying, 'Get down! It's some people out there trying to rob us,'" said the homeowner. "When the cops came and showed me the shooting came from my porch, it blew my mind."
Police say Heyward shot 43-year-old Collette Warren from the porch of the house. When Warren was shot, her car rolled back and hit the fence of the house across the street.
Police say Heyward was found with a gunshot wound to the head and a bullet hole in the front windshield. Her car was still running and in reverse. Warred died at the scene.
"To the family I had nothing to do with this," said the homeowner. "I am so sorry this happened. This is devastating to me, God knows it is."
Heyward was arrested over the weekend and charged with murder, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.