Victim and suspect identified in deadly downtown Charleston shooting

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that took place on Harris Street in downtown Charleston early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to 9 Harris Street just before 4 a.m. Saturday after reports of a shooting in Downtown Charleston.

The Charleston County Coroner says Steven Lavonta Buie Jr., 23, of North Charleston was found dead on scene from a gunshot wound.

CPD identified Javon Isaiah Brown, 23, as the suspect. Authorities are currently looking for Brown and say he is wanted for murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Please contact the Charleston Police Department via Dispatch (843-743-7200) if you have any information regarding Brown’s whereabouts or contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 to remain anonymous. 

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