UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Hilton Head shooting on Blazing Star Lane

Crime & Safety

Reginald Bascom, Jr. has been arrested in California for the Sept. 16 shooting on Blazing Star Lane. According to officials, he is awaiting extradition.

The September shooting left two adult male victims with gunshot wounds–one was shot in the torso and the other in the hand, according to Beaufort County Sheriff Office.

Both were transported to area hospitals. The wounded man transported to Savannah Memorial has since been released from the hospital, while the wounded man transported to MUSC remains hospitalized. 

Investigation

In the days following the shooting, Sheriff’s Office investigators located and seized the silver vehicle—2006 Lexus IS—as it was identified as the vehicle that witnesses observed speeding away from Blazing Star Lane after the shooting. In addition, the owner of the silver Lexus, 25-year-old Reginald Bascom Jr. of Hilton Head Island, was identified by witnesses as the subject who shot and wounded both men. 

Sheriff’s Office investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate on Thursday—September 20th—and presented the facts of the case. The magistrate found probable cause to issue warrants for Reginald Bascom Jr.’s arrest for Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon in the Commission of a Violent Crime and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, after receiving information on his whereabouts, the United States Marshals Service located and arrested Reginald Bascom Jr. in Sacramento, California. Bascom Jr. is currently incarcerated in California, where he is awaiting extradition to Beaufort County.

 

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