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James Island gun battle suspect caught by U.S. Marshals in Va.

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

The U.S. Marshals Office says they have arrested a 24-year-old man wanted for a fatal shooting during a gun battle on James Island in March.

Authorities arrested Domoneik Antwan Washington near Danville, Va. on Monday. Washington was wanted for murder and two counts of attempted murder.

A surveillance photo was the last known image of Washington, the man sheriff deputies say fired several shots into a car at the Kangaroo Express gas station on Folly Road on March 30.

According to authorities, information had been developed that Washington was staying in the Danville area with extended family. Charleston officials then worked with Virginia law enforcement to narrow down where Washington was hiding. 

Investigators subsequently saw Washington walking down the street with another person after purchasing some beer. Washington was then placed into custody and transported to the Danville City Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to Charleston.

The March gun battle killed one man and wounded two others. After finding two bullet riddled cars at two crime scenes, the sheriff says there's no doubt it was a gun battle over territory.

"Some of these are pretty significant groups, gangs," Sheriff Cannon says."It was a firefight and when you say gang warfare, warfare is the operative word there. You're looking basically at small unit tactics in terms of how they approached that and we get some insight to that looking at the tapes."

The sheriff says the unreleased video surveillance of what happened at the gas station shows the horrifying details and says he's amazed that nobody else was killed.


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