Teens kill good Samaritan who helped pull SUV out of ditch, cops say


Michael Odell Anthony Dupree-Tyler and Deon Antonio Frasier (Photo: CCDC)

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CHARLESTON — A good Samaritan who helped two teenagers pull an SUV out of a ditch was then robbed and fatally shot by them, police said.

After Chadwick Garrett, 45, helped two teenagers free the Dodge Durango out of the ditch, they allegedly robbed and shot him, police said.

Garrett of North Charleston died at 11:30 p.m. near Durant Avenue and North Jimtown Drive, Charleston County Coroner’s Office said.

The two South Carolina teenagers, identified as Deon Antonio Fras, 17, and 19-year-old Michael Odell Anthony Dupree-Tyler, were arrested at an apartment about 6 miles away from the scene.

The two suspects were booked into jail Tuesday morning and face murder charges in connection to the deadly shooting.

According to the Post and Courier, Frasier was free on $10,000 bond for possession of a stolen vehicle – his case is pending in Charleston County.

Dupree-Tyler had been booked in jail eight times dating back to 2014, the newspaper reported. He plead guilty in July to possession of controlled substance, court records showed.

The newspaper reported that Garrett had convictions of drug charges and domestic violence from 1995. He served one year in probation.

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