Teenager charged after 1 killed, 1 wounded in Charleston

Credit: WCBD

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the person killed on Charleston’s east side on Thursday, August 4.

Officials say the victim is Jontae Decosta, 19, of Charleston.

According to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis, the incident that claimed Decosta’s life started after a fight broke out near near 99 Aiken Street at about 1:30 p.m. The fight escalated into gunfire.

A second man was wounded and taken to the hospital. Authorities said his injuries were not life-threatening.

A 15-year-old boy is in juvenile detention charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime in connection to the shooting.

This is Charleston’s ninth homicide this year.

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