Teen accused of shooting man faces new charge
The teenager accused by police of shooting a man in downtown Charleston is now also accused of robbing the man he allegedly shot.
Antuane Jamal Means, 18, of North Charleston and another suspect robbed Tyrek Varns and then shot him inside an apartment on Lee Street on Nov. 13, according to police.
Means was initially charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Now, police have also charged him with armed robbery.
Varns told an EMS worker he knew the person who shot him, the police 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.
Police are still looking for the other suspect involved in his shooting, who is described as a black male wearing a yellow construction vest and a baseball cap with a black brim.
Anyone with information about the second suspect can call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.