Not long after the incident, authorities identified Steven Thompson, 22, of Charleston, as the suspect.
Cooper said Thompson is considered armed and dangerous, and police are asking anyone who knows of his whereabouts to call 911.
Police believe a vacant house on Red Oak Street is tied to the incident and officers found a shell casing inside the home, Cooper said.
Thompson was the victim in a September 2011 shooting on the West Side, Charleston Sgt. Tony Hazelett said.
Thompson, who was 19 at the time of that incident, was one of two people shot. Latief Dickerson, who was 27 at
the time, also received non-
life threatening injuries, according to media reports at the time.
Police found a bag of cocaine at the scene of that shooting, which happened in the Woodward Court and Orchard Street area.
However, Hazelett said drug activity was not thought to be a factor in the Thursday shooting.
Reporter Ashley B. Craig contributed to this story.
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817.
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