Police: Man arrested in weekend Park Circle shooting

Police: Man arrested in weekend Park Circle shooting
Quran Allen. (Photo Source: North Charleston Police).
Quran Allen. (Photo Source: North Charleston Police).

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 21-year-old was arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shooting in the Park Circle area of North Charleston.

Keith Lamont Evans of Charleston is charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the area of Montague Avenue and I-26 after an off-duty officer at the Waffle House on Saul White Boulevard heard gunshots that seemed to be coming from a moving vehicle. Shortly after, dispatchers received calls of two vehicles traveling toward Park Circle, shooting at each other.

According to an incident report, officers found two vehicles, a silver Ford Edge with Pennsylvania tags and a red Dodge Charger with tags from South Carolina, wrecked on the inner part of Park Circle.

The Ford Edge was wrecked closer to Park Circle's ball field, crashed into some small wooden barriers and a tree. The vehicle was empty.

The Dodge Charger was found wrecked on the inner circle just opposite of East Montague Avenue, its front seat passenger deceased from gunshot wounds with a jar of suspected marijuana in his lap, the report states.

The Charleston County Coroner has identified the passenger as 28-year-old Franklin Williams, Jr. The vehicle also crashed into wooden barriers.

Another passenger was found in the middle of the road with a gunshot wound to his leg. According to the report, the driver of the Charger was not on the scene but arrived about an hour later at MUSC with a wound to the arm. After being questioned by officers, he admitted to driving the Charger.

Several hours later, officers were canvassing the area for weapons when they found a tan SKS style rifle and a black and silver .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol in a home's front yard. The loaded pistol was later determined to be stolen. The rifle had a 7.62 round in its chamber, but its magazine was missing.

An additional stolen pistol was found near the scene later that day.

It was later determined that there were three occupants inside the Ford Edge and four in the Dodge Charger before the crash.

Police say Evans was a passenger in the Ford Edge during the shooting. Evans was located in West Ashley Monday night and brought in for questioning and was subsequently charged, Pryor said.

He was being held at the Charleston County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

A second man, Quran Allen, was charged Sunday with obstruction of justice in the investigation. Allen's was set at $30,000, according to court records.

The investigation is ongoing, Pryor said.

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