Zatae Wilson Obituary, Death – A man who is accused of shooting his girlfriend and then leading officers on a brief chase was taken into custody on Tuesday by the police. According to the documents kept at the jail, Michael Chinnis, 37, was charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unauthorized carry of a pistol, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, and failure to stop for blue lights.
Chinnis was also charged with failing to stop for the blue lights. Chinnis allegedly called 911 and reported that his girlfriend had been shot, according to the Summerville Police Department. Chinnis was identified as the suspect by the authorities at a later time. According to Captain Chris Hirsch, a spokesman for the police department, Chinnis became uncooperative with dispatchers and hung up the phone.
According to Hirsch, police officers who were dispatched to Woodduck Drive in the Gadsden Acres area witnessed a Ford pickup fleeing the neighborhood at a fast rate of speed while disregarding a stop sign. Chinnis was brought into custody when the officers attempted to halt the truck and the driver led them on a brief chase into an apartment complex located on Central Avenue. Chinnis was later arrested.
During the search, the police found a pistol on Chinnis that did not have a magazine in it or a cartridge in the chamber, according to the police report. The victim was identified as Georgetown resident Zatae Wilson, who was 35 years old. This information was provided by the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office. The coroner, Paul Brouthers, stated that she was declared dead at the scene at 2:47 in the morning on Tuesday. On Thursday, an examination of Wilson’s body will take place in preparation for the autopsy. The Dorchester County Detention Center was where Chinnis was being housed at the time.