Charleston Police search for suspect in Oceanic Street shooting

Charleston County police are search for suspect in connection to shooting.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) -Charleston Police are investigating a fatal shooting the occurred Thursday in the 1500 block of Oceanic Street.

Dispatch received a call about the incident at 3:04 p.m.

Edward Washington
Edward Washington


The victim, 66 year old Edward Washington, also know as Edward Deas, was transported to MUSC where he later died.

Washington frequents the downtown area and is known as the “Can Man”.

Detectives are searching for anyone who had contact with the victim on Thursday or has any information regarding his death. Please contact Crime Stoppers (843)554-1111 or the Charleston Police Department Dispatch (843)743-7200 or lead detectives (843)607-6787 with any information.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office is requesting assistance in location the victim’s family. Anyone with information regarding his family is requested to contact the coroners office at (843)746-4030

Anyone with information about this incident can call Consolidated Dispatch at (843)743-7200 and ask for the on-duty CPD detective.

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