18-year-old found dead in car after officers respond to shots-fired call

Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 9:30 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 2:59 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - An 18-year-old is dead after a shooting last night in Beaufort.

The Beaufort Police Department said 18-year-old Christopher David Bowen, of St. Helena, was found in his car in the Forest Park Apartments on Battery Creek Road around 9 p.m. Monday.

“I’m not normally a sound sleeper, but I didn’t hear anything,” Forest Park Apartments resident William Michaud said.

He’s surprised that’s possible with the complex only being made up of a few buildings. He says this coming right before Thanksgiving only makes it worse, as he’s thinking of the victim’s family and his own.

“Now, I have to worry about here, because my wife is in Florida now and I’m leaving sometime either tonight or tomorrow morning and the safety of where I live at is one of my main concerns,” Michaud said.

If you know anything about this shooting, you’re asked to call police.