Mount Pleasant police arrest 17-year-old accused of shooting teen at birthday party
Mount Pleasant police arrested and charged a teen accused of shooting another teen while attending a birthday party Saturday night.
Maj. Stan Gragg identified the accused teen as Cortlyn Daquan Brown, 17, of Longpoint Road in Mount Pleasant.
Brown turned himself in to police Wednesday morning, Gragg said. Police charged him with attempted murder, according to jail records.
Brown is scheduled to appear in bond court at 2 p.m., Gragg said.
The arrest was made in connection with a shooting that happened at a home off of U.S. Highway 17 shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.
Mount Pleasant police arrived at the home and saw an 18-year-old male lying on the ground in the front yard, an incident report states.
The teen was conscious and talking, but bleeding from a wound to his arm, according to the report.
A crowd was scattered in the yard due to the birthday party that was taking place, the report states.
According to witnesses, a fight broke out during the party and shots followed.
The wounded teen was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment.
The shooting is still under investigation, Gragg said.