GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Georgetown woman is in custody, and warrants have been issued for the arrest of two men after a man was shot in the parking lot of Francis Marion Store, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.
Janena Jametta Gamble, 20, of Georgetown is being held in Georgetown County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
Sheriff’s office investigators are searching for Jed Coleman, 20, known to frequent Georgetown and McClellanville, and Eryck Smith, 18, of Georgetown.
The shooting occurred Tuesday night outside a convenience store in Georgetown during a drug deal, according to a report from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.
A man and a woman were sent to the hospital. The store is at the intersection of North Fraser Street and Browns Ferry Road.
A witness went to the store to meet with Coleman, to purchase marijuana after purchasing it from the Coleman "for years, the report states.
The witness told deputies the suspect parked his Audi Sedan next to his vehicle and there were several other people inside with the suspect, the report states.
The suspect and a woman, who was also hurt in the shooting, got into the back of the witness’s vehicle for the sale and exchange, according to the report.
When they left the vehicle the witness could hear them giggling as they entered their own vehicle.
That’s when the witness realized the suspect took the money without exchanging the drugs. When the victim reached into the driver-side window of the Audi to grab the money and/or the drugs the witness heard the gunshot and saw the victim fall to the ground.
When deputies arrived to the scene, the victim was inside of the store. A responding officer needed to apply pressure to his neck while waiting for EMS to arrive, according to the report.
While at the scene, deputies noted drops of blood on the concrete where the two vehicles were sitting at the time of the shooting, according to the report.
The trail of blood continued toward the store and down the right side of the store’s exterior and then back to the front door, which is where the victim went for help.
When deputies were at the shooting scene, they learned another victim, a woman, arrived at the emergency room in Georgetown with a gun shot wound to the hand.
Officials are searching for Coleman. He is described as a black man, 6-2 and 205 pounds.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Georgetown Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102.
Anonymous tips may also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by your message.
The shooting is under investigation.