Detectives arrest 16-year-old for North Charleston murder

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a 16-year-old boy for a North Charleston murder.

North Charleston police officials say detectives arrested the juvenile Monday afternoon for the murder of 17-year-old Knowledge Sumpter.

Spencer Pryor with North Charleston police say the teen is being held at the DJJ while he awaits a bond hearing.

According to Pryor, detectives were able to identify the teen as a suspect from information obtained during the investigation which is continuing.

On July 21, officers responded to the 2600 block of Harvey Avenue to a report of a possible body in a yard.

Police discovered a deceased man who was shot.

According to a report, the victim was wearing socks, no shoes, jeans that were down past his knees, boxer shorts and no shirt.

NCPD officials say a canvas of the area was conducted where shell casings, blood and a pair of black shoes were located in the area of another home down the street.

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