Man arrested after alleged attempted murder of step-father

Man arrested after alleged attempted murder of step-father

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A man is behind bars after the alleged attempted murder of his step-father.

Authorities arrested Jamaa Ato Washington Jr., 18, in connection to a recent North Charleston shooting.

The shooting occurred on the morning of June 27 in the 2200 block of Cambridge Avenue.

A verbal altercation between Washington and his step-father escalated to the point that Washington shot several times at him before fleeing the yard.

The victim asked a neighbor to call police and alert them of the altercation involving his step-son.

When Washington found out this information, he became more enraged and fired more shots from a different yard, striking the victim several times in the legs.

Washington appeared in bond court Saturday morning, where he was issued a $80,000 bond for attempted murder and a $10,000 bond for possession of a weapon during violent crime.

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