(11/08/2019)
CHARLESTON SHOOTING - Charleston Police have arrested a man after another man was shot in the arm shortly before 7:30 a.m., on November 7, 2019, on Charleston’s West Side.

Charleston Police say Alexander “Alex” Martel Brown, 37, of Charleston has been arrested without incident. Police said Brown will be charged with Malicious Wounding. Furthermore, Brown also has an active warrant for 1st Degree Robbery stemming from an incident occurring yesterday afternoon.

Mary C. Snow Elementary was placed on lockdown as a result, but it has now been lifted. Officers were stationed at the school for safety.

The victim, Jonathan Murphy, 38, was shot in the arm. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Another shooting happened in the same area early this morning around three and neighbors explain the two incidents are related. This has not been confirmed with law enforcement.


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