Police: Teens kill man who helped them pull SUV out of ditch

Deon Frasier, 17, and Michael Dupree-Tyler, 19

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCMH) – Two teens are accused of shooting and killing a man who helped them pull their SUV out of a ditch in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested both suspects shortly after the crime Monday night, NBC affiliate WCBD-TV reports.

Authorities responded to the scene just after 11:00pm where they found Chadwick Garrett, 45, suffering from a gunshot wound in the roadway. The victim died on scene about 15 minutes later.

Police say Garrett had pulled over to help two men pull their Dodge Durango out of a ditch. After he got the car out of the ditch, the suspects then robbed and shot him.

Officers were able to locate Deon Frasier, 17 and Michael Dupree-Tyler, 19 at a nearby apartment complex. They were taken into custody and then charged.

Frasier is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, Dupree-Tyler faces murder charges.

Both suspects are expected to appear in a bond hearing Tuesday.

The North Charleston Police Department is still investigating.

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