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Victim faces drug charge connected to fatal shooting

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have charged one of the victims from a North Charleston shooting which left one man dead last weekend with attempting to violate drug laws.

North Charleston Police Department officers say the shooting at 4640 Purcell Drive that killed 23-year-old Andre Manigault followed a planned drug deal. Two days after charging two other men involved in the alleged drug deal, police have charged 31-year-old Brian Johnson.

Johnson was found at the scene near Manigault, suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. He is charged with conspiracy to violate SC narcotics laws.

Officers say Manigault and 19-year-old Devon Wilson were conducting a drug deal with Johnson and 33-year-old John Bradley when shots were fired.

Witnesses said a Ford Crown Victoria was spotted leaving the scene, and a short time later, officers apprehended Bradley for driving under suspension. An incident report states fresh blood smears were found on both the driver's seat and front-passenger's seat of the vehicle, as well as on Bradley's beige shorts.

On Monday, police charged Bradley and Wilson with conspiracy to commit SC narcotics laws.

Police say they are still trying to determine who shot and killed Manigault.

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