#BlackLivesMatter? 8-Year-Old Boy In Charleston Shot During Fight Between ‘Rival Rappers’
Time for the Social Justice Warriors to demand the banning of rap music.
For the second time in a matter of months, a fight on Charleston’s East Side ended with a child being shot.
The shooting early Sunday involved two groups of “rival rappers” and a teen accused of shooting an 8-year-old boy, according to arrest affidavits released Monday.
The incident happened blocks from where gunfire on May 22 at the Wraggborough Homes housing project in the area of Mary and America streets struck a 5-year-old. Tyreik Gadsden was left paralyzed after a stray bullet struck him while he was visiting his grandmother.
A witness to Sunday’s shooting told police that around 2:30 a.m., he was near the intersection of America and Jackson streets when he was confronted by a group of rival rappers who began hurling insults, the documents state.
The group warned, “Don’t come back ’round here!” just before someone passed a young man known as “Lil D” a small, black pistol. “Lil D” then pointed the handgun and fired shots into the crowd as people ran from the scene, according to the affidavit.
One of the bullets struck the 8-year-old in his left forearm, causing a minor injury. The boy was described as being “caught in the middle” of the fight. After the shots rang out, rival rappers yelled after the fleeing group, “Quit fakin’!”
“Lil D” has been identified as Deomontae Wallace, 16, of Ranger Drive in North Charleston and is charged as an adult with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, first-degree assault and battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
No bail was set on the aggravated assault charge. Bail was set at $300,000 for the first-degree assault and battery and weapon charges, according to the court documents. Wallace is being held in the juvenile detention center.
He was released in March from the Department of Juvenile Justice for unknown charges, according to court documents.