CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police are searching for a Charleston man in connection to a shooting outside of a restaurant on West Washington Street that injured two people last week.
Charleston Police Detective J.C. Webb said John Paul Clements and Robert Jared Smith fired more than 60 bullets from at least three different guns outside The Seoul of Charleston, a Korean restaurant, early March 9.
Detectives identified Clements, 31, also known as "Bam," Thursday and are asking for help in tracking him down. Smith was arrested Monday and charged with malicious wounding, wanton endangerment and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.
Police said Clements and Smith fired upon Andre Williamson, 25, and Ciera Leftwich, 22, striking them both in the legs. Williamson, also known as "A3," was taken into police custody Monday afternoon after his release from CAMC General Hospital. He was charged with accessory in the death of David Juaboi Booker, who was found dead of multiple bullet wounds in the 1200 block of Milton Street last October.
Police believe Smith and Clements targeted Williamson in retaliation for Booker's death.
During their homicide investigation, detectives interviewed Clements, who was Booker's friend. Webb asked Clements if he knew who killed Booker and he allegedly said, "You better find them before I do."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.