Charleston Police arrest 15-year-old for downtown homicide

VIDEO: Charleston Police arrest 15 year old for downtown homicide

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say they have arrested a 15- year-old male for the homicide that occurred August 4 on Aiken Street.

The police department cannot identify the suspect because he is a juvenile.

He is charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Authorities say he is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center.

According to reports, there was a physical altercation between two groups which led to shots being fired at about 1:30 p.m. near 99 Aiken Street.

Two males were shot.

Jontae Decosta, a 19-year-old male from Charleston, died as a result of a gunshot wound.

The other victim was taken to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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