Waffle House shooting suspect denied bond
The 19-year-old man charged with attempted murder in the Sunday shooting at a Waffle House was denied bond today.
Deonte Steven Brown, of New Road Extension in Hollywood, faced the charge in connection with a shooting that took place about 4 a.m. Sunday in a Waffle House on Savannah Highway near Main Road in West Ashley.
Charleston County Magistrate Linda Lombard denied bond after asking Brown if he currently was on probation for a weapons charge.
Brown is being held at the Cannon Detention Center. He has been on probation since April 18, 2012 for unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Brown was charged with the attempted murder of Quinton Allen, 28, of Johns Island. Allen appeared in bond court Tuesday, where he said Brown shot him in the arm. Allen declined a media interview after the hearing.
Another man, 19-year-old Dontaye Reed of Ravenel, was fatally injured in the incident. No arrests have been made in connection with his death.
Sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Jim Brady has said the investigation is ongoing, and he could not yet say how many guns or shooters were involved in the incident.
According to an arrest warrant, Allen said a man came into the restaurant and asked him for a cigarette. When he refused, the man started cursing at him.
Several other males circled around Allen, with one throwing a red cup in his face, the warrant stated.
Brown threw a punch at the victim, then later pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired several shots at him, the warrant stated.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Sheriff’s Office at 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
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