Burton man dies after altercation, stabbing related to domestic dispute

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By MINDY LUCAS

A Burton man involved in a physical altercation related to a domestic dispute has died after being stabbed at a residence east of Joe Frazier Road, officials say.

Jamel Brown, 36, was stabbed in a physical altercation at a home on Harold Drive and died after the incident on Monday, Feb. 3, according to an alert issued by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office and emergency medical services responded to the scene just after midnight on Monday where they learned a domestic dispute had taken place between Brown and a woman at the residence.

The dispute led to a physical altercation between Brown and a male juvenile, also at the home when first responders arrived. Brown was stabbed with a knife during the altercation, the alert said.

Brown was first taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, then to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he died during surgery.

The knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered inside the home.

A forensic autopsy will be conducted at MUSC on Tuesday to determine the cause and manner of Brown’s death.

All three of the parties involved in the incident are cooperating with authorities, the alert said. As of Monday, no one had been charged in the incident. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.