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UPDATE: Man Accused of Trying to Hire People to Murder Charleston Police Officer

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
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According to the criminal complaint, Darrell Emmett Carter Jr., also known as "DJ," was arrested after police say he ordered a hit on a Charleston Police Detective.

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UPDATE 4/29/14 @ 11:45 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An attempted-murder-for-hire plot targeting a Charleston Police detective has a new development, police said Tuesday.

Juhamar Bradshaw, or "Geno" as he's known on the streets, has a warrant out for his arrest for fleeing from police.

Bradshaw also is wanted for questioning in a murder-for-hire plot to have Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper killed.

Police say no charges have been filed against Bradshaw in connection with the hit -- he's only wanted for questioning.

Darrell Carter is the one police say called for the hit on Cooper because he didn't like how he handled two shooting cases he was involved in -- one along Stewart Street in Charleston and the other along 6th Street on Charleston's West Side.



ORIGINAL STORY 4/28/14 @ 11:31 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man who was recently charged in connection with a murder in Charleston is facing more charges after police say he ordered a hit on a Charleston Police Officer.

Darrell Emmett Carter Jr., also known as "DJ," was arraigned from South Central Regional Jail on Solicitation to Commit Certain Felonies Monday morning in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

According to the criminal complaint, Carter offered two men $15,000 to kill Lt. Steve Cooper, the chief detective for the Charleston Police Department.

Police got word of the plot before anything happened. Chief Brent Webster says, "His detective bureau has great success in solving these cases, but Lt. Cooper is just doing his job."

Since then, security has been offered for Cooper and his family.

"There are some really bad people out there that are willing to stop at nothing to perpetuate their crimes. We're very fortunate we're able to catch it at this level," Webster added.

Carter was arrested during the weekend and charged with first-degree murder in the death 18-year-old Tymel McKinney. McKinney was killed last week at a house on Charleston's west side.

Police say Carter was also charged in connection with a shooting that happened on March 30 on Stuart Street. According to the criminal complaint, Carter was unhappy how Cooper handled the investigation into that shooting.

Police say McKinney's murder was gang related and that the reason behind it was disrespect against his gang "Sex-Money-Murder."

Carter said he received orders for a "hit" on McKinney from a superior of a gang in Detroit.

If you would like to read the criminal complaint on the recent charge filed against Carter, click on the link to the right of this article.

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