Shooting victim crashes on highway after car chase with suspects

Shooting victim crashes on highway after car chase with suspects

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 27-year-old man, who was suffering from gunshot wounds, crashed his car on the highway after chasing down the suspected shooters in Colleton County.

Sgt. Kyle Strickland with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office said the incident started around 6:23 a.m. on Thursday when an altercation on Augusta Highway left the victim with a gunshot wound which passed through his right hand and entered his left bicep.

An investigation revealed that after the victim was shot, a car chase ensued between the victim and the suspects.

The chase ended around Exit 42 on I-95 when the suspects' vehicle stopped with at least one of the suspects running towards the woods.

Strickland says the victim, who was still chasing the suspects in his vehicle, lost control and crashed near the exit.

Law enforcement responded and set up a perimeter around the area where the suspect was last seen.

After a two hour search, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, the suspect was found and arrested by deputies at 9:11 a.m. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Johnny Raheem Broughton Jr. According to Strickland, Broughton is being held for questioning, and no charges have been made.

According to Strickland, the victim appeared to have sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting.

CCSO's Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a further investigation as to what caused the incident and any other suspects who were involved.

"It was nice seeing our men and women of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office work together to safely apprehend the suspect in question," Sheriff R.A. Strickland said."This is a result of a team effort and everyone involved went home safe without further incident."

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