UNION COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged with murder after a shooting incident and crash in Union County.
Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting and vehicle accident on Duncan Avenue at about 11:06 p.m. Friday.
The victim was believed to have been shot and killed while driving his car, which caused the car to drive into a residence, according to the sheriff’s office. Both the car and home caught on fire.
The Union County Sheriff Jeff Bailey saying the residents of the home couldn’t believe what had happened.
“They were in shock,” Bailey said. “I think they were actually in the bed when all of this took place, so it was a shock to hear such a loud noise.”
Adding an incident of this nature is hard to come by.
“Its real rare. Normally you’ll have a traffic accident or structure fire but when you have an accident like that that’s a direct result from a shooting incident then you know, it’s rare, it’s strange, you never see that,” Bailey said.
The Union County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased driver as 32-year-old Donzell Pierre Martin, of Union. There are no reports of anyone in the residence being injured.
Derrick Stephon Good was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Bailey says he hopes tragedy can turn into an opportunity for the community to come together.
“Just reach out to them and give support,” Bailey said. “Find out what they need. Every family is going to have needs at a time like this. So just reach out to them and do what to help them.”
The investigation remains ongoing.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.