BCSO: High-Tech Doorbell Helped Solve Goose Creek Shooting
GOOSE CREEK, SC (WTAT-TV) — Deputies in Berkeley County are crediting a high-tech doorbell for its role in solving a recent shooting incident.
Shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9th, deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots fired into an apartment on Swift Boulevard in Goose Creek.
Both a man and woman were inside the residence asleep at the time of the incident.
Cheif Deputy Mike Cochran said an investigation revealed the female occupant has been involved in a relationship with 29-year-old Markel Rasheed Bailey. He said Bailey called the victim’s phone 19 times between 4:04 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.
At approximately 4:55 a.m., multiple gunshots were fired into the bedroom from outside. Deputies recovered multiple shell casings outside of the apartment.
An investigation at the apartment led deputies to Bailey’s vehicle, a black Dodge Ram truck, not far from the scene. Chief Deputy Cochran says the hood of that vehicle warm to the touch.
While at Bailey’s home, deputies discovered an audio/video doorbell out front.
Once a search warrant was obtained, Cochran says a review of the device’s video showed Bailey going into the attic and then to his truck. He then returned to the attic again before leaving the home in the black Dodge Ram. The device was similar to the designer doorbells currently available at many outlets on the internet, and are becoming increasingly popular all over the country.
After returning, Bailey can be seen going back into the attic with what appears to be a handgun and mumbling ‘you’re a dead girl’ to himself.
Bailey was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center to await warrant service and a bond hearing. The bond hearing is set for Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.