Teen being charged as an adult in Lowcountry murder; 2nd teen identified as suspect

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police officials say a 16-year-old boy is being charged as an adult in a North Charleston murder.

Investigators identified the suspect on Tuesday as Deangelo Montrell Haynes Jr. who was charged with the murder of 17-year-old Knowledge Sumpter.

In addition, police say a 14-year-old juvenile has also been identified as a suspect in the incident.

Police are continuing the investigation.

Haynes was arrested Monday afternoon.

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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