16-year-old arrested in connection to deadly James Island shooting

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department arrested a 16-year-old in connection to a deadly shooting on James Island.

Harold Alvin Champaigne, 16, of James Island, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Authorities say additional charges are pending. Champaigne is currently being held in the juvenile detention center.

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According to the Charleston County Coroner, Jaquan Moore, 19, of Charleston died of a gunshot wound. Medics transported another man to the Medical University of South Carolina with non life-threatening injuries.

Police spokesman Charles Francis says, the shooting was a result of an on-going dispute between the Champaigne and Moore. We’re told a physical altercation between them escalated into shots being fired. That led to both men being shot, according to a news release.

The victim with non life-threatening injuries was shot trying to break up the fight.

Moore’s death is the tenth homicide in Charleston this year, according to authorities.

Champaigne faced a judge Saturday morning. He was denied bond for murder, which can only be set at the circuit court level, and given $20,000 bond for the weapons charge.

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