One day after Takendre Edmond surrended himself to police for the shooting death of another man, Judge Michael Prewitt has dismissed his first degree murder charges.
Edmond, 25, surrendered himself to the Greenville Police Department on Sunday afternoon for shooting and killing 43-year-old Latarous Harris on Saturday.
Greenville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, about a shot person in the 800 block of North Theobald Street.
Once on scene, officers found Harris in the passenger seat of a grey Lexus in the 800 block of North Theobald Street. The Washington County Coroner pronounced Harris dead on scene.
Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Unit said they believe a dispute started between Harris and Edmond that resulted in gunfire between both men.
“The investigation reveals gunfire may have been exchanged against the two,” Merchant said.
After Edmond surrended himself, he was taken by police to Delta Health-The Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound in the upper right arm. Once he was released from the hospital, he was taken to jail, where he was given first degree murder charges.
The next day on Monday afternoon, Judge Prewitt dismissed his charges and Edmond was let go. Calls to Prewitt's office asking why the charges were dropped have not been returned.
Now that Edmond is out of jail, Merchant said there is a possibility for follow-up with a grand jury later in the year.
“We may follow-up with a grand jury later this year, but that’s still pending,” Merchant said.