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Overnight North Charleston shooting victim was jailed 7 days prior, will face new charges

Deontrea Raynor (Al Cannon Detention Center)

A man shot in North Charleston early Wednesday morning was out of jail on bond after being arrested July 19 on weapon charges. Police say the suspect will be charged with more crimes once he's out of the hospital, as well.

Deontrea Raynor, 26, was shot in the left leg Wednesday morning, according to an Incident report provided by North Charleston Police. Raynor told investigators he and several others were driving on Remount Road when someone pulled up beside them and started shooting.

Police say Raynor and the other people inside went to a home on Suffolk Street after the shooting, where police later found Raynor.

While at the home on Suffolk Street, police say they found a bag of crack cocaine. Police say they intend to charge Raynor with drug possession after he is out of the hospital.

According to police, Raynor will be charged also with driving under suspension. Investigators determined based on where he was shot and damage to the vehicle that he was driving at the time of the shooting.

Raynor had been released from jail Sunday, July 23, after posting bond on charges of giving false information to police, unlawfully carrying a firearm, and violating terms of his probation.

Police say Raynor was arrested July 19 after officers pulled him over for speeding, and reportedly smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. A search of Raynor's SUV turned up a 9 mm handgun.

North Charleston Police are still looking for the person or people who shot Raynor.

(A previous version of this story erroneously stated Raynor was charged with gun and drug charges in a July 19 arrest. He was only charged with a weapons violation in that arrest.)


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