Bond denied for man charged in fatal North Charleston shoot-out

Coroner identifies man killed in vehicle shootout in North Charleston
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
(Source: Craig Lloyd)
(Source: Craig Lloyd)
Source: Craig Lloyd
Source: Craig Lloyd

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A judge denied bond for the man charged in Wednesday morning's fatal vehicle shoot-out in North Charleston.

According to a spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department, Leandra Bright was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

He was arrested Friday morning at a home in Dorchester County.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the man killed Wednesday as Arthur Lee Myers. According to the coroner, Myers died from a gunshot wound at 2:25 a.m. on Rivers and James Bell avenues.

North Charleston police responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a report of gunfire between two vehicles on Taylor Street near Elder Street.

When officers arrived in the area of the Russeldale community where an officer reported hearing gunshots while he handled an unrelated call, they found a dark-colored SUV crashed into a building on James Bell Drive near Rivers Avenue, just a block from Taylor Street where the initial gunfire had been reported.

Police say one victim suffering multiple gunshot wounds was found inside the SUV.

That victim was pronounced dead on scene by first responders, Pryor said.

Shortly before 5 a.m., crews removed the mangled SUV from the scene, revealing a nearly 20-foot wide hole in building which houses the U-R Next Barber Shop business.

Authorities are searching for a champagne Buick, possibly a Park Avenue, that was involved in the incident.

According to police, the driver fled the scene following the shooting.

NCPD officials say the driver is described as a black male wearing a red shirt.

Officials with the city say the building where the crash occurred has been condemned until repairs or made or it's demolished.

A long time customer at U-R Next Barber Shop says this place has been here for more than 40 years.

"We have so much violence going on all over the world, and sometimes when it happens in your backyard, it kind of hits you in the heart," Leroy Wright said."To be killed, and then for a business to be destroyed ya know."

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