CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston police officials have announced the arrest of an 18-year-old man accused in a downtown Charleston murder.
Shannon Lamont Johnson of West Ashley was taken into custody Monday evening by U.S. Marshals.
Johnson is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Johnson was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center and is scheduled to have a bond hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Charleston police officials said in a statement that the shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. after a brief verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect.
“The victim was transported to MUSC, where he later died,” CPD officials said. “The investigation is ongoing.”
A video provided by a resident showed the incident transpire.
Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds announced patrols in the Eastside community, where the shooting happened, would increase.
“The one thing that I will emphasize is we want to have unity in this community,” Reynolds said."We’ve got to work together. This is a great city. It’s the safest city in South Carolina. but we have to work hard to keep it safe."
In addition, Mayor John Tecklenburg has a community meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss with residents how they could work together to deter violence in the neighborhood, calling the shooting “inexcusable.”
“This kind of activity is not Charleston,” Tecklenburg said."It’s not who we are."