Cops: Man fought off armed robber

File photo.
File photo.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say a man fought off an armed robber in North Charleston Wednesday evening.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the attempted armed robbery happened in the 3800 block of Dorsey Avenue just after 5 p.m.

The victim told police he was sitting in the driver's seat of his vehicle when he was approached by a suspect holding a silver handgun who demanded money.

The driver refused to hand over money and grabbed the suspect's handgun and a struggle ensued.  The victim was able to drive away as the suspect fired a shot in the air before running back towards his home, police said.

Pryor said the suspect has been identified and investigators are working to locate and apprehend him.

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