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Suspect in fatal N. Charleston shooting expected in court today

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Monday, September 2, 2013

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The suspect in a fatal North Charleston shooting is expected in court Monday for a bond hearing.

North Charleston police say they have arrested 26-year-old Chad Thomas Cochran after the early Sunday morning shooting at the North Park Grill on Rivers Avenue.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in the shooting as 24-year-old Michael Knight of Goose Creek, who officials say died from a gunshot wound.

Chief Deputy Scott Deckard said officers responded to 8780 Rivers Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting.

They arrived to find Knight lying in the parking lot, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Deckard said the victim was taken to Trident Hospital and died a short time later.

Investigators quickly developed a suspect and began looking for him at his home near Crossroads Drive, but he was not there, Deckard said. A short time later, Deckard said a citizen found the suspect hiding in the bushes nearby, and alerted officers.

Deckard said investigators believe Cochran and Knight were involved in a dispute at the business before the shooting. Authorities have charged Cochran with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

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