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Teen arrested, another sought after errant gunshot hits boy

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested a teen girl and are looking for another teenaged suspect after a 13-year-old boy was hit by an errant bullet in North Charleston Thursday.

North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers arrested 18-year-old Dominique Owens and charged her with accessory to attempted murder before the fact.

According to witnesses, Owens was arguing with another girl in the 1900 block of Clements Avenue.

Police say the argument was about another man standing near the scene. Pryor said 19-year-old Benjamin Davis Owens, and acquaintance of Dominique Owens, walked up during the confrontation pulled out a handgun before firing at the man the girls were arguing over.

Police say one of those bullets struck 13-year-old Marquise Lawrence, who was playing with a friend on Clements Avenue. Lawrence was taken to MUSC where he was treated and released.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Benjamin Owens is wanted on two counts of attempted murder. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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