Victim identified in gun fight, car crash on James Island
Authorities have released surveillance photos of the shooting incident and are asking the public for help in trying to identify the subjects.
Shots were fired around 2:45 a.m. at the Kangaroo Express at the intersection of Folly Road and Camp Road.
Emergency officials arrive to find a Chevy Impala had crashed into a tree near the intersection of Central Park and Folly Road.
JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The coroner's office says that a 22-year-old man died after a gun fight and car crash on James Island.
Authorities say Antwan Wilson died from a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says they are calling the incident a "run and gun" battle with the subjects involved using a revolver and an assault rifle. Authorities say the incident started with a fight around 2 a.m. at the Creekside Cafe on James Island.
Shots were then fired around 2:45 a.m. at the Kangaroo Express at the intersection of Folly Road and Camp Road. Prior to the shooting, witnesses told deputies that the parking lot of the gas station quickly filled with cars and people with people yelling and cussing.
Authorities say surveillance video showed a black male, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, who began waving his arms around and then began to shoot at a gold Chevy Impala. The victim, Wilson, then jumped into the vehicle and left the scene, a sheriff's office report states.
Around 2:57 a.m., a witness told authorities that he was stopped at the intersection of Central Park Road and Folly Road when he saw several cars and heard popping noises he described as firecrackers.
When deputies arrived, they found the Chevy Impala had crashed into a tree near the intersection. The driver of the car, Wilson, was found shot to death with two of the passengers taken to MUSC for treatment.
Deputies also responded to a crime scene on Highway 61 and Wappoo Road in West Ashley around 3:13 a.m. A 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass was found at the scene turned sideways on a sidewalk. According to authorities, gunshot holes were found on the car.
Investigators believe all three of these incidents stemmed from the fight at the cafe.
Folly Road between Central Park Road and Harbor View Road was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning, but all roads were reopened at 7:30 a.m.