NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man who has been charged in a shooting involving North Charleston police officers, an armed robbery and a carjacking on Wednesday received a $400,000 bond on Thursday morning.
North Charleston police charged John Q. Whitlock with armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Whitlock was arrested behind the Restaurant Depot on 3600 Meeting Street Road and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
It all started shortly before 3 p.m. when officers responded to a business on the 3900 block of Rivers Avenue for an armed robbery that involved a woman being robbed at gunpoint.
According to the affidavit, a woman advised that she exited the S&L Mart when Whitlock approached her, pulled out a revolver and robbed her. She later identified Whitlock out of six photo lineup.
A short time later, police were notified of a carjacking on Pine Forest Drive in the Pinecrest Apartments. A report states the suspect stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area eventually colliding with another vehicle at Rivers and McMillan avenues.
Spencer Pryor with NCPD said the suspect then fled on foot to the back of the Restaurant Depot at McMillian Avenue and Meeting Street Road where officers reported that the suspect presented a gun resulting in shots being fired.
The suspect was taken in to custody and transported to MUSC.
Authorities said they did not know the extent of the injuries the suspect suffered, but said he was able to walk following his apprehension.
Police said no officers were injured during the incident, and per department policy SLED has been called in to investigate.
Multiple police officers and EMS crews responded to the scene.