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Police arrest man in fatal North Charleston shooting

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:38 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston Police arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday in connection with a deadly July shooting.

John Ford is charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Police responded to the shooting at the Andrews Mart on Dorchester Road on July 6 at 11:58 p.m. Officers found two shooting victims at the scene.

Authorities pronounced one of the victims died at the scene. Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal identified the victim as 28-year-old Elden Prioleau. The second victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police spokesman Harve Jacobs said investigators identified Ford as a suspect after releasing a flyer showing images of a man they listed as a person of interest.

North Charleston Police said Thursday the person pictured is wanted for questioning in the...
North Charleston Police said Thursday the person pictured is wanted for questioning in the double shooting.(North Charleston Police)

Ford was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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