Mount Pleasant police arrest 18-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 as Cortlyn Daquan Brown, 18, 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. His bail was set at $500,000.
The arrest was made in connection with a shooting that happened at a home at 2361 U.S. Highway 17 shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. Police arrived at the home and saw 19-year-old Dra-Quan Lockwood on the ground in the front yard, an incident report states. He was conscious and talking, but bleeding from a wound to his arm, according to the report. A crowd was scattered in the yard at a bonfire-style birthday party that was taking place, the report states.
A fight broke out during the party. Witnesses reported hearing someone say “get the clip” and shots followed. Witnesses told police they weren’t sure who was involved in the fight due to the crowd and chaos.
Lockwood also told police he didn’t know who shot him, according to the report. The shooting is still under investigation, Gragg said.