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Coroner releases name of 16-year-old victim in fatal North Charleston shooting

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:57 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 12:31 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a teenaged boy killed in a North Charleston shooting Tuesday night.

Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal says Jaquez Butler, 16, died at 8:22 p.m. Tuesday. She said he was from the Tri-County area and died on the scene of shooting in the 3700 block of Pine Field Court.

The North Charleston Police Department is the investigating police agency.

A report states when officers arrived, they found Butler suffering from an injury consistent to a gunshot.

Police say they rendered first aid until Charleston County EMS arrived, however an NCPD officials said, “Unfortunately the victim died.”

CCEMS declared Butler dead on the scene.

North Charleston Police detectives and the Charleston County Coroner’s office are continuing to investigate the incident, the NCPD said.

Police said there is no suspect information at this time.

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