St. Helena Island deadly shooting victim identified, two suspects arrested

Crime & Safety

Channon Preston and Xavier Polite

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced two arrests linked to a fatal shooting on St. Helena Island.

BCSO says at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Fripp Point Road area. When they arrived, they found Steven Glover, 30, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, two persons of interest in Glover’s shooting death were identified: 21-year-old Channon Preston of St. Helena and 20-year-old Xavier Polite of Seabrook.

Authorities arrested both Preston and Polite on charges including Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Details as to what led to the shooting have not been released.

BCSO says several firearms and other evidentiary items have been recovered during the investigation.

BCSO continues to investigate.

Anyone who has information on this shooting is urged to contact Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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