Police make arrest in Thursday's convenience store murder

Elijah Brown, arrested and charged with murder.
Elijah Brown, arrested and charged with murder.

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in connection with a shooting death on Russellville Road in St. Stephen Thursday night.

Elijah Muhammed Brown was apprehended by deputies Thursday evening in Pineville, less than 12 hours after he allegedly shot and killed Anthony Alphonse Middleton after a verbal altercation escalated.

According to deputies, an argument escalated into gunfire about 1 pm Tuesday at the intersection of Russellville Road and Highway 35. Chief Deputy Coroner pronounced Middleton, 46, dead at the scene.

Middleton had been shot in the head.

Brown is being held in the Hinckley Detention Center and is expected to go through bond court Friday evening.

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