Police arrest man accused of North Charleston gas station shooting

A 26-year-old man is behind bars accused of shooting a man at a gas station in North Charleston this past weekend.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Bobby Eugene Warthaw with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

On Saturday at 1:21 a.m., officers responded to the Cheap Way gas station on 2615 Dorchester Rd. in reference to 911 callers reporting a shooting.

Police found the victim, a 26-year-old man, lying on the ground next to an SUV. The victim said he had been shot several times, and was transported to MUSC.

A witness reported seeing a man firing a gun several times into the SUV.

Officers were told that the suspect was hiding between a van and a truck on South Allen Drive.

When an officer went to investigate the area he reported seeing a man, later identified as Warthaw, walking between a van and a truck.

Police say Warthaw was bleeding from his left arm and had blood on his pants.

Investigators then detained Warthaw who said he received his injuries from a car wreck.

Officers say the suspect caught on surveillance video from the gas station matched Warthaw's description.

Police reported locating a handgun in a recycling bin near where Warthaw was detained.

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