Chief Reggie Burgess Plans to March Following Death of North Charleston Student
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — North Charleston High School is honoring one of its own. In the hallway now hangs a #70 jersey.
A Facebook message posted on Tuesday says “we pay respect to a life cut far too short. Rest easy Vaughn. #70.”
They are referring to Vaughn McFadden, who police say was shot and killed in North Charleston on Friday.
No arrests have been made in that case, which is part of the reason why North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess will be marching on Wednesday.
We are told Burgess will be heading to Dorchester and Bennett Yard Road where McFadden was found.
“I went riding around to the crime scene and actually called the mother of the victim,” said Burgess in a video posted to the city’s Facebook page. “This morning, when I was coming into work, it was still on my heart. ‘what can we do?’ This was an 18-year-old kid. It hit me real hard and I said I’ve got to get out there and talk to people.”
Burgess is expected to be joined by ministers from within the community. The event will get underway at 12:30 p.m.