Berkeley County authorities have charged a man with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Goose Creek home.

At about 3 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies were called to Greenlawn Lane in Goose Creek for what was initially reported to be a shooting, according to an incident report.

A resident at 307 Greenlawn Lane told deputies he heard a knock at his door and found his brother, 59-year-old Bernard Reid, of Goose Creek, lying on the porch with multiple stab wounds to his chest. Reid died at an area hospital, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

At the scene, deputies were waved over to 311 Greenlawn Lane, where they found blood on the ground near the porch. The home's resident, Joseph McKoy Jr., 31, was arrested.

A witness told investigators that an altercation led to McKoy allegedly stabbing Reid. The witness heard Reid yell, "He stabbed me!" as he ran to the neighbor's residence for help.

The witness saw McKoy carrying a large bowie knife with a sheath in his pocket before the stabbing, the incident report stated.

In addition to murder, McKoy is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Authorities said McKoy also faces drug offenses after investigators searched the home and located "a large quantity" of narcotics. Deputies seized about 3 ounces of heroin, 9½ ounces of methamphetamine, 1½ ounces of cocaine and items used to package and process drugs.

Reid's death was the sixth homicide investigated by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office this year and the 56th in the tri-county area.

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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