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.
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.