Saturday, September 25, 2010

Suspect leads police on chase after shooting

Suspect leads police on chase after shooting

By Andy Paras
Originally published 01:52 p.m., September 22, 2010
Updated 03:25 p.m., September 22, 2010

North Charleston police say a man led authorities on a short police chase this afternoon after he shot a man in the hand during a fight at the Walmart parking lot on Rivers Avenue.

The shooting happened about noon today.

Officers responded to the parking lot at 7400 Rivers Ave. and found the victim, Asante King of Goose Creek, with a gunshot wound to his hand, according to Spencer Pryor, public information officer with the North Charleston police department.

King told police he was arguing with George Sherrod of Goose Creek when Sherrod pulled out a handgun and fired at him. The suspect fled in sport utility vehicle, Pryor said.

He was later arrested after leading Berkeley and Charleston county deputies on a short chase, Pryor said.

Sherrod is charged with attempted murder, Pryor said.

King was treated at Trident Hospital.

Reach Andy Paras at 937-5589 or on twitter at @andyparas.