He is known to local police. He apparently has a methamphetamine problem. He also owns at least one gun, to tragic effect:
An 8-year-old New Hampshire boy died Sunday after being shot in the neck the day before by a man who authorities said was firing randomly at cars driving by his home in Florence County, according to Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
The child’s father, who was driving the car, was also shot in the leg but is expected to survive, von Lutcken said. His name has not been released. The boy’s mother was also in the car but was not hurt, von Lutcken said.
The shooting happened while the family was on vacation in South Carolina.
Quarius Naqua Dunham died after being taken off life-support, according to von Lutcken. The boy had been in the hospital in critical condition since the shooting, which Sheriff TJ Joye said happened in the area of Old River Road.
According to von Lutcken, an autopsy is planned for Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Authorities charged Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, of Florence, with murder, attempted murder, four counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
“No motive. Just probably methed up. He’s got a history,” Joye said. “He’s incarcerated now without incident. Just a senseless, senseless act.”
Of course meth freaks can get guns, probably a smidge easier than getting meth in South Carolina. Because free-dumb.