Moncks Corner Police Department

Berkeley County
Monday, March 26, 2007

Age: 26 years

Service: 2 years

Cause: Gunfire


Officer Wells was shot and killed and Corporal Marcus Stiles died of wounds sustained when they responded to a domestic disturbance call at approximately 4:00 pm.

A citizen called police with the license number for a pickup truck belonging to a couple that was arguing at a laundry off U.S. Highway 17A. Officer Wells and Corporal Stiles arrived separately at the address on the truck’s registration.

A subject at the scene opened fire, killing Officer Wells and critically wounding Corporal Stiles. Corporal Stiles was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The suspect fled the scene in one of the patrol cars but was shot and killed a short time later by a deputy from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Corporal Stiles had served with the Moncks Corner Police Department since August 2005. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and his girlfriend.