Man charged after firing shot at vehicle, leading officers on foot pursuit in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - One man is facing charges after a report of shots fired in downtown Charleston Thursday afternoon

Jonathan Jerome Homas, 34, is charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, alteration of a license and malicious damage to personal property.

An officer patrolling in the area of Queen and Smith Streets heard pops that sounded like gunshots while driving down Cromwell Alley Thursday afternoon, according to the incident report.

The officer lost sight of a burgundy sedan driven by Homas before encountering it again going northbound on Coming Street toward Beaufain Street. Homas then got out of the car and ran down Coming Street toward West Street. Another officer then saw Homas running east on Princess Street toward King Street where he was detained a short time later, according to the incident report.

The report stated that a citizen spotted a pistol magazine jammed in a storm sewer drain on the west side of the street which was holding 23 .45 caliber bullets, according to the incident report. A blue Ford Fusion sedan was later found on Cromwell Alley with a bullet hole in the side, the report stated.

A call for the incident came in at 5:45 p.m.

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