Teen not expected to be charged with deadly shooting, police say

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Police say a 16-year-old girl is not expected to be charged with a shooting Thursday that killed a 33-year-old man.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said Leonard Brown died at an area hospital Friday from gunshot wounds to the head following a shooting incident that occurred the day before.

North Charleston Police responded to a reported shooting at 6:55 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Remount Road, Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said.

Investigators determined Brown got into a fight with a woman and and assaulted her outside of a vehicle. Police say during the fight, the woman slipped a handgun to her 16-year-old daughter.

The teen’s identity was not released because of her age.

Deckard said the three eventually got into the vehicle where Brown “re-engaged the teen and her mother.” Police say Brown was holding a piece of concrete, began damaging the vehicle’s windows and threatened to kill the them.

Deckard said as Brown was threatening the woman and her daughter, the teen picked up the firearm and shot the victim. Police say she ran from the scene and was taken into custody on Remus Street after a chase.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Brown suffering from gunshot wounds.

Deckard said the suspect is not expected to be charged in the shooting.

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