Coroner identifies man killed in weekend downtown shooting

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner has identified a man The Charleston Police Department found dead after a shooting downtown.

Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal says Charles Phoenix, 35, of Charleston, died where he was shot at approximately 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

Officers say that they were dispatched to the scene after learning that residents reported gunshots at around 12:10 a.m. Saturday.

The CPD said the gunshots were reportedly heard in the area of 4 America Street and O’Neal says that is where Phoenix was found.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 843-743-7200 for the on-duty CPD Central detective.

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