21-year-old arrested in North Charleston shooting
A North Charleston man is accused of shooting another man in the chest and forehead on Saturday.
Police charged Jared Lavour Carson, 21, of Discovery Road, with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a knife or firearm during a violent crime.
Police said Carson shot Bervin Deshawn Javante Green Jr., 19, of Napoleon Drive, at around 11:25 a.m. at Green’s apartment. Carson’s girlfriend told police she heard a knock on the door and someone say it was a neighbor and “let me in,” according to an incident report.
The woman opened the door and a man pointed a gun at her face and demanded to see Green, the report stated. She was forced into a bedroom upstairs, then heard a couple gunshots, according to the report.
She found her boyfriend, Green, lying on the floor bleeding from his head and chest, the report stated.
While in the apartment, police found a green, plant-like material rolled into cigar wrappers, according to the report. Green’s brother was issued a summons for the marijuana found in the home, according to police. He was not jailed because he was allowed to visit the hospital where Green had been taken for the gunshot wounds, police said.
Carson surrendered to authorities Saturday night, according to Spencer Pryor, a spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department.
Carson does not have a prior criminal record in the state, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
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