Grand jury to hear pizza delivery driver murder case

Davis and Brown (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)
Davis and Brown (Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center)
Maraleius Birdsong
Maraleius Birdsong

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge ruled on Monday that the case against a 19-year-old man, who's charged in the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver, will go to a grand jury.

Stephawn Brown is accused of killing Maraleius Birdsong execution style after he tried to deliver a pizza order at the Appian Way apartments in North Charleston.

Jontae Davis, 17, also in jail charged in the murder.

According to an affidavit, Davis called a witness just after the incident and said Brown shot Birdsong in the head "execution style" during the robbery.

Affidavits and incident reports provided indicate Birdsong was delivering pizza on March 9 to an apartment on Patriot Drive 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.

Davis surrendered to authorities last month.

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