NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a 26-year-old man who is accused of leading deputies in a chase after two cars and an apartment were struck by gunfire in North Charleston on Thursday afternoon.
The North Charleston Police Department arrested Isaiah Marcus Davis of North Charleston after authorities say he crashed his car.
It all started when a police officer was patrolling the area of Scarsdale Avenue and heard the sound of gunfire then saw a car speeding away.
The officer reported that he activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, however the car failed to stop and a pursuit started during which the suspect’s car was struck by another motorist.
The chase then ended in a wreck on Dorchester Road and Bream Road near Goodwin Elementary School.
A report states the driver then fled on foot while holding his belt. Officers reported seeing the suspect in front of Goodwin Elementary School, and after being surrounded by officers surrendered to them.
He was then transported to the hospital after complaining about pain.
Officers found a high capacity magazine in front of an apartment during a search for weapons in the area, and discovered the suspect’s vehicle was reported stolen out of the City of Charleston.
According to police, the actual shooting that the officer initially heard happened on Marseilles Drive where officers found multiple shell casings where two vehicles were struck by gunfire. Officers also found an apartment that was struck by a bullet that went through the window of the home.
Davis was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, simple possession of marijuana, failure to stop for blue lights, and driving under suspension. Police are continuing the investigation.
Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt said Goodwin Elementary School was placed on a brief hold after the crash but did not go under lockdown.