Accused shooter outside Cycle Gear store seeks bail

Publish Date: 
Aug 21, 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Charleston County judge will decide whether to grant bail for a man accused of murder in the June shootout outside the Cycle Gear in North Charleston.

Ronald Reid, 43, is accused of fatally shooting Maurice Horry, 41, in an altercation between members of two motorcycle clubs, the Wheels of Soul and Real Kings.

Reid, who was shot in the leg during the incident, has been jailed without bail on a murder charge since his arrest the day after the June 29 brawl. His attorney, Andy Savage, is trying to get him released on a bond, and a judge is expected to consider his request Aug. 30.

Savage told the Post and Courier he hasn’t seen the full police file on the investigation but his probe of the incident suggests Reid fired in self-defense when threatened by another man with a gun. Reid had a valid concealed weapons permit, he said.

Police haven’t confirmed many details or said who fired first. 

Posted by Holly Wagner