Charleston police make arrest, seeking second suspect in Lee Street shooting

Charleston police were looking for this man in a yellow safety vest after a shooting on Lee Street Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. This photo is from a surveillance camera at nearby Sanders-Clyde Elementary School.

One of two suspects in a shooting Tuesday on Lee Street was arrested Wednesday. Police also identified the man who was shot.

Antuane Jamal Means, 18, whose last-known address was on Murray Drive in North Charleston, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He is being held in the Charleston County jail.

Police are looking for a second suspect, described as a black male wearing a yellow safety vest and a baseball cap with black trim.

Police were called to an apartment on Lee Street about noon Tuesday and found Tyrek Varns, 18, lying on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound in his neck, according to the incident report. His mother and a friend told police they were in another room at the time and heard two gunshots.

Varns told an EMS worker he knew the person who shot him, the report states. He was taken to Medical University Hospital for surgery. Varns was awaiting trial on charges of abusing a child. In 2010, North Charleston police charged Varns with infliction of great bodily injury to a child after they said he and two other teenagers held an 18-month-old boy by his ankles and beat him. The child received five rib fractures, lacerations to his liver, spleen and pancreas and bruises to his chest, back and abdomen.

Varns was free on $80,000 bail and awaiting trial on the abuse charge. Anyone with information about the second suspect is asked to call police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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