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Police arrest suspect in downtown shooting death

Brian Holmes (Source: MySpace) Brian Holmes (Source: MySpace)
Jerrell Risher (Source: Cashbond) Jerrell Risher (Source: Cashbond)

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting that took the life of a minister's son in downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Police Department have charged Jerrell Emmanuel Risher of North Charleston with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He is currently being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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Authorities say Risher was already at the detention center for an obstruction of justice charge in the homicide case.

Brian Holmes, the son of the SC Baptist Convention president, was shot and killed in downtown on July 18. Holmes of North Charleston, is the son of minister Sonny Holmes.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. on America Street near Reid Street. The car that Holmes was driving crashed into a parked car after the shooting.  Officials say Holmes was a 2000 graduate at The Citadel. 


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