Police arrested a fugitive Wednesday who was wanted for a May shooting in Charleston where two people were wounded and a toddler nearly was struck.
Trashawn Dezour Mills, 21, was found at the Orchard Manor housing complex in Charleston, said Lt. Tony Hazelett, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department.
On May 25 at about 7:30 p.m., Mills and two other men — identified as 19-year-old Marland Clark and Tequan Pratt, 22 — drove along Stadium Place, near the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
The group spotted Rico Whiting walking alongside Jalynn Stephenson and her toddler. According to the complaint, someone in the car said, “That’s the girl that’s snitching.”
Clark told police he heard Mills load a handgun and Mills then jumped from the moving car. Mills allegedly tied a black bandana around his face and said, “I’m about to take care of business,” the complaint said.
Mills then walked behind Stephenson and Whiting as they walked up a staircase that