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Cops: Fatal shooting victim was napping in SUV

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Monday, June 18, 2012

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say the 17-year-old fatally shot in a West Ashley parking lot early Saturday had pulled over to take a nap inside his SUV because he was "too intoxicated to drive."

Marley Lion, 17, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning after being found lying next to his Nissan Pathfinder, suffering from a gunshot wound in the Famous Joe's parking lot, located at 1662 Savannah Highway.

Police say when they arrived on scene around 4 a.m., Lion told them he was sleeping in his vehicle when two unknown black males approached and one of them, dressed in all black with blue jeans, begin to fire at him.

Lion told police he was shot five times. He was taken to MUSC, where he later died.

Lion's friends gathered at the boat on Folly Road to honor his memory on Sunday.

The Johns Island teen recently graduated from Academic Magnet High School, and was set to attend Clemson University in the fall.

On Sunday, Lion's friends said they wanted him to be remembered for his big heart, and his care-free ways.

Authorities say the suspect is described as a black male, who was wearing baggy pants and white shoes. There may have been a second suspect as well, another black male who was wearing jeans and a dark t-shirt.

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