Crime & Public Safety

Bond set for Hilton Head gas station suspect in shooting near Sea Pines Circle

Joseph Burton
Joseph Burton Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

This story was updated with information about bond for the two men arrested Saturday.

Bond was set earlier this week for the suspect who shot a man at a Hilton Head Island gas station near Sea Pines Circle early Saturday morning.

Joseph Burton, 24, — who is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime — was still detained in the Beaufort County Detention Center as of Tuesday morning with a $225,000 bond

Derrick Frazier, 26, who was charged with second-degree assault and battery in connection with the same incident, was released on bond Monday afternoon, according to the jail log. The jail log does not list his specific bond.

Burton and Frazier, both of Hilton Head, were arrested Saturday afternoon with the assistance of the Bluffton Police Department, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

A man was shot multiple times around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Kangaroo Express on Palmetto Bay Road, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies learned that a fight between several men began inside the store and continued into the parking lot. During the fight, Burton allegedly retrieved a handgun from a car and shot the victim, the release said. Frazier allegedly assaulted the victim prior to the shots being fired.

The men ran away before deputies got to the scene, the release said.

The victim was taken to Hilton Head Regional Medical Center for treatment by Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue paramedic. He was later transferred to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. He remained hospitalized Monday.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Sgt. Seth Reynells at 843-255-3709 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

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