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Suspect arrested in East Side neighborhood shooting case

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After a search that began Saturday, police have arrested a suspect in a shooting in Charleston's East Side neighborhood that led to the death of a 23-year-old man.

Javon Isaiah Brown, 29, was arrested Monday on Beaufort Avenue in North Charleston on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. 

Steven Lavonta Buie Jr. of North Charleston died of a gunshot wound shortly after officers arrived on the scene on Saturday, and police said Javon Brown was seen fleeing the scene at Harris Street.

According to police, the shooting was an isolated incident, and Brown and Buie knew each other.

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Contact Fleming Smith at 843-607-1052. Follow her on Twitter at @MFlemingSmith.

Fleming Smith covers crime and public safety for the Charleston area. A native Georgian, she previously covered breaking news and features for The Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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