ATTEMPTED MURDER on Greene St, Downtown Beaufort

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Shortly after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Beaufort Police officers responded to a report of shots being

fired in the area of Greene Street and Hamar Street. Witnesses at the Charles Lind Brown

Community Center advised that they had heard the occupants of a vehicle make a loud

comment to some people in the basketball court area. Shortly thereafter several shots were

fired by an occupant of the vehicle and the vehicle sped away from the area. No one was struck

by the shots. Witnesses reported that four of the men who had been on the basketball court

and who may have been the target of the assault ran to a black car and sped off. Officers

searched the area for the suspect vehicle and alerted neighboring jurisdictions. A section of

Greene Street was shut down for a short period of time while evidence was gathered. Officers

were able to locate the subjects who were in the second car and some other witnesses who

provided helpful information. Based on the information officers were able to locate the suspect

vehicle and the driver who turned out to be a 15 year old female. The weapon used in the

case has been recovered and turned out to be one that the juvenile had stolen from a family

member. She is being sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. Another juvenile

female who had been in the vehicle was located as well. The case is still in early stages and as

of this point the extent of the second juvenile’s involvement has not been determined. The

suspect who is accused of firing the pistol has been identified as 17 year old Joshua Isaac Oliver

of Washington Street in Beaufort. Oliver is being charged with attempted murder in connection

with this case. This case is still ongoing and interviews are still being conducted at this time.

Additional charges are pending and information is still being developed. Anyone who may

have information on the location of Oliver is requested to contact the 24 hour dispatch office at

524-2777 or investigator Wilson at 322-7949.

-Report by Chief Clancy