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Police identify suspect in connection to shooting at Virginia's on King

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Authorities with the Charleston Police Department have identified the suspect in Thursday's deadly shooting at Virginia's on King.

Police say 53-year-old Thomas Demetrius Burns entered 412 King Street just before noon and shot executive chef, Shane Whiddon.

After a hostage standoff, police say Burns was shot by police and transported to MUSC where he was listed in critical condition.

Major Watson with Charleston County Sheriff's Office says as of Friday, August 25, Burns is still at MUSC.

We have reached out to MUSC on his condition and officials say Burns is on the do not release info list. The hospital will not provide any information related to his condition as a patient at MUSC.



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