Warrants issued for suspect in Charleston 9 Memorial vandalism
Eman Mubarak Brown, 32, was identified using private surveillance video from a business near the memorial site
By Janelle Foskett
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Warrants have been issued for a suspect in the vandalism of the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, investigators told WCSC.
The warrants were issued for 32-year-old Eman Mubarak Brown, who is wanted for charges related to malicious injury to real property and attempts to burn.
The Memorial Park, which honors the nine Charleston Fire Department firefighters killed in the Sofa Super Store Fire in 2007, was vandalized on June 26, with the nine memorial crosses pulled out of the ground and broken, American flags scattered around the site, and an American flag and Charleston 9 Memorial flag removed from the flagpole.
Charleston police officials said Brown was identified from private surveillance video from a business near the memorial site and at a bank.
Charleston Fire Chief Dan Curia offered his thanks related to the investigation’s progress: “We would like to thank the members of the community and our extended fire service family for your support throughout the incident. Thank you to our partners in the Charleston Police Department who were able to quickly resolve this situation.”