Second teen charged in death of pizza delivery driver

Jontae Demetrius Davis
Jontae Demetrius Davis

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the North Charleston Police Department have arrested a second person for the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver.

Authorities charged 17-year-old Jontae Demetrius Davis for the armed robbery and murder of 20-year-old Maraelius Birdsong.

According to investigators, Davis turned himself to police Tuesday afternoon. Davis was locked up at the Dorchester County Detention Center and is expected to have a bond hearing on Wednesday.

On Friday, police arrested and charged 18-year-old Stephawn Sherod Brown for the murder of Birdsong.

According to affidavits and incident reports provided, Birdsong was delivering pizza to an apartment on Patriot Drive around 8:12 p.m. on Friday for a person named "Tre." When Birdsong arrived, the resident of the home said that no order of food was placed but a person named "Tre" lived at another apartment.

Police say Birdsong then returned to his vehicle at which time he was shot one time in the head.

Authorities say Brown was found hiding in the back of his mother's car close to the crime scene in the Appian Way apartment complex on Patriot Boulevard in Dorchester County. Investigators say they found a cell phone in Brown's possession that was also used to place the $38 delivery order to Domino's Pizza, where Birdsong worked.

On Saturday, investigators say they searched Brown's home and found pizza from Domino's Pizza in the kitchen and Brown's bedroom dresser drawer. Brown was charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Birdsong died at MUSC on Saturday.

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