Marley Lion, 17, of Johns Island died of a gunshot wound at 5:02 am. Saturday at Medical University Hospital, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said today.
She declined to say how many times he had been shot because the case is under investigation.
Lion, a popular athlete at Academic Magnet High School who graduated this spring, was fatally shot about 4 a.m. Saturday outside Famous Joe’s Bar and Grill at 1662 Savannah Highway.
The coroner’s office did not release his identity Saturday, but school officials and friends were openly grieving his death.
Principal Judith A. Peterson used the school’s automated phone messaging system Sunday to inform parents that grief counselors would be at the North Charleston school at 10 a.m. Monday.
The coroner’s office confirmed his identify today.
The Charleston Police Department is still looking for a suspect. He is described a black male, wearing baggy pants and white shoes. A possible second suspect is described as a black male wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt.