CHARLESTON, S.C. — Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced the identity of a double-homicide suspect Thursday afternoon. Damayjhon Quintez Gadson, 19, is currently wanted in connection to the murder.
“I stated before that Berkeley County will not tolerate brutal attacks against our citizens.” Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis stated. “The work that detectives completed around the clock to identify this individual proves that. Members of our community assisted in the process to find the person responsible. We are asking that same community to please help us get this dangerous man in custody. If you know where Gadson is, we want to know immediately.”
During the early morning hours of Monday, June 29, Berkeley County Dispatch received an emergency call about a possible motor vehicle accident. Deputies responded to the Cross community and discovered two females suffering from gunshot wounds.
The Berkeley County Coroner’s Ofﬁce identified the murdered women as 61-year-old Lori Gentile of Mount Pleasant and 25-year-old Lashawn Gadson of Reevesville.
#BREAKING :@BerkCoSheriff says this man, Damayjohn Gadson is wanted for killing two women in Cross on June 29th. Investigators say Gadson contacts prostitutes online with the promise of money then robs and sexually assaults them. Please share his mug. #chsnews #scnews pic.twitter.com/54oaJyaBaD
— Harve Jacobs (@policereporter) July 9, 2020
Gadson is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. He is known to frequent the Eutawville and Cross area. Gadson also has ties to Beaufort.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce continues to investigate. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call (843) 719-4465 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.