SLED investigating homicide at Lieber Correctional Institute

Published: Jul. 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2015 at 2:04 AM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say SLED is investigating following the homicide of an inmate at the Lieber Correctional Institute.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said 33-year-old Dasuan Brown died of a stab wound to the chest and died on July 16. Nisbet ruled the death as a homicide.

SCDC officials say Brown was incarcerated at Lieber for a carjacking.

Officials say the prison was on lockdown following the stabbing.

According to SLED officials, their agency was requested by the SC Department of Corrections to investigate a death at the center and whether any criminal activity was involved that resulted in the death.

"We are conducting an active investigation into this incident," said Thom Berry with SLED.

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