Charleston man arrested in shooting of boy
A Charleston man sought on attempted murder charges, for a shooting incident Thursday in which a 13-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet, was arrested tonight.
North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Benjamin J. Davis “was taken in to custody this evening without incident at a Twain Court residence on James Island.”
Davis, 19, was one of two men who allegedly fired shots at another man during a dispute on Clements Avenue near Spruill Avenue around 6 p.m. Thursday. The shooting following an argument involving several women and the man targeted in the shooting, according to police.
One of the bullets struck a boy who was walking on the other side of Spruill Avenue, on his way to play basketball. The boy’s mother indicated at a court hearing that he had been hit in the shoulder. He was treated at a local hospital and released.
Police previously charged 18-year-old Dominique Owens, one of the women allegedly involved in the incident, with two counts of accessory to attempted murder. She was being held at the Cannon Detention Center Friday.
The second alleged shooter has not been identified by police.
Read more in Sunday’s editions of The Post and Courier.