Third suspect arrested in McDonald's shooting death
By Jason Old| September 24, 2012 at 3:29 PM EST - Updated June 28 at 7:45 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)
A third suspect has been arrested after a shooting left one dead and two others wounded at a local McDonald's restaurant in September.
Rayski Walters, 23, is charged with unlawful possession of a pistol, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Walters is accused of being at the incident location at the time of the shooting.
Torance Lamar Peoples, 20, and Terrell Lamont Bethel, 23, have already been arrested. They are accused of shooting into a crowd of people at the restaurant located at 2911 Two Notch Rd. shortly after 9 p.m. on September 15.
Both have been charged with seven counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into an occupied conveyance.
Bethel has also been charged with drug possession and failure to stop on police command.
Preliminary information suggests that Bethel was a part of at least two groups that were involved in a verbal and physical altercation in the parking lot, police said.
Three people were hit by bullets. 20-year-old Steve McCoy of Elgin was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead by medical staff.
The other victims were shot in the arm and hip.
More charges are pending.
Chief Randy Scott encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: call toll-free, 1-888-CRIME-SC, text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information, or go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.
Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.