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Man Wanted For Questioning In Connection To Alleged Hit Plot Arrested On Unrelated Charge

Reported: May. 1, 2014 12:01 PM EDT
Updated: May. 1, 2014 7:29 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris) – Charleston police have taken a man into custody who they wanted to question in connection with an alleged plot to kill a Charleston police lieutenant.

Juhamar Bradshaw was picked up on an unrelated warrant for fleeing. Police have said they had wanted him to question him about an alleged plot to kill Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives of the Charleston Police Department.

Police said they did question Bradshaw, and he denied any involvement in the plot.

In that case, Darrell "DJ" Carter, 18, was charged Monday with solicitation to commit murder, a felony. Police said he hired two men to have Cooper killed for $15,000. Police said Carter offered two men, Bradshaw, and an unidentified juvenile the money to murder the police lieutenant.

The money was to be split into two payments, half up front and half when the hit was complete, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said the plot stemmed from Carter’s dissatisfaction with Cooper's handling of a malicious wounding charge against him.

Police said Carter has confessed to his involvement in the murder of Tymel McKinney, 18. McKinney was shot and killed on his front porch last week on the West Side.



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