ST. GEORGE, SC (Feb. 17, 2023) – A Walterboro man who shot two people in two counties four days apart has been convicted of attempted murder.
Raheem Jamal Henderson, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of attempted murder stemming from two separate shootings in Dorchester and Colleton counties. In the first shooting on May 22, 2020, Henderson shot man multiple times.
Four days later on May 26, 2020, Henderson pulled out a gun once again while sitting in a car at the intersection of Rivers and Proctor streets in Walterboro. This time, he shot a man who was riding a bicycle outside the Chase Lounge Apartments, striking him in both arms, the groin and buttocks.
“This defendant is a dangerous man and has zero regard for others,” said Julie Kate Keeney of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, who prosecuted the case. “The community is safer because Mr. Henderson is once again behind bars.”
Thursday’s hearing was held in Dorchester County. Henderson, aka “Hemi,” was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Henderson’s prior criminal record includes strong armed robbery (2010); grand larceny (2012); unlawful carrying of a weapon (2014); two counts of shoplifting (2016); strong armed robbery (2017), for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison suspended to five years of active service, followed by two years of probation.
Keeney oversees prosecutions in Colleton County for the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Has been a prosecutor for more than 11 years.