• Friday, August 24, 2012

Three people have been arrested and police are looking for another after a man was shot in the Georgetown Housing Authority Friday evening.
Police met the shooting victim — 17-year-old Xavier Lawrence — at the hospital. He had been shot in the left shoulder blade, according to an incident report.
He confirmed the shooting took place on Rainey Drive near Delta Court.
On Saturday, police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Green of Exodus Drive.
Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said 19-year-old Raheem Burgess turned himself in at the Georgetown County Detention Center at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
Drayven Beckman, 20, was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with attempted murder and assault and battery.
Lawrence said he was “hanging out” on Rainey Drive with a female when Burgess and Beckman drove up and got out of their car.
Lawrence said Burgess was upset and was yelling and “got all up in his face,” the report states. He said Burgess started “talking trash” and was trying to create an altercation.
Lawrence then started “trash talking” Burgess and things escalated. He said Beckman joined in and punched him in the face and Burgess pushed him on the ground.
Lawrence said “the fight was on and more fists started to fly,” the report states, adding the fight “got pretty intense with fists going back and forth.”
Lawrence said he picked Burgess up in an attempt to body slam him but they both fell on the ground.
He said the next thing he heard was a gunshot but he paid it no attention and the fight continued. He said a few seconds after the gunshot, Burgess and Beckman took off in their vehicle.
That is when Lawrence saw he had been shot.
He told police the fight was over a girl.
Police say Green — charged with accessory before the act of a felony — drove the getaway car. He is out of jail under a $30,000 bond.
Burgess is charged with attempted murder and assault and battery by a mob. He was still in jail Tuesday under a $60,000 bond.
Beckman will have a bond hearing today.

By Scott Harper

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