Coroner identifies man killed in North Charleston shooting

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a 37-year-old man as the victim of a...
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a 37-year-old man as the victim of a deadly North Charleston shooting.(Live 5/File)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 12:53 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 3:10 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the 37-year-old man as the victim of a deadly North Charleston shooting late Friday afternoon.

Timothy Riley, from North Charleston, died around 6:15 p.m. from a gunshot wound, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

North Charleston Police spokesman Harve Jacobs said Riley was fatally shot by a man later identified as the victim’s son. Police found the man armed with a handgun and detained him at the scene.

Investigators believe the shooting happened in self-defense, Jacobs said. No charges were planned, he said.

Police were investigating an unrelated shooting on South Kenwood Drive when they heard multiple gunshots from another area of South Kenwood Drive.

A report states a group of officers who responded to the original call broke away to respond to the other shooting at approximately 5:35 p.m.