Police arrest man for firing shots in downtown Charleston

Anthony Edwards (Source: CCDC)
Anthony Edwards (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they have arrested a man seen firing a handgun near a downtown Charleston street corner on Wednesday night.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said dispatchers received several calls around 8:30 p.m. concerning a man firing gunshots near the corner of Romney and King streets.  Citizens said they saw a man run down Romney Street after firing the shots.

Francis said the suspect, 22-year-old Anthony Rashad Edwards, was found a short time later near Cypress and King streets holding a stolen handgun.  Francis said investigators have not determined if Edwards was shooting at someone, or just randomly firing.

He was charged with possession of a stolen handgun, unlawful carrying of a handgun, and discharging a firearm.

Edwards was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.  The investigation is ongoing.

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