Police: 1 in custody after man shot outside downtown Charleston restaurant

Victim wounded in buttocks, police confirm
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:01 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says a man was arrested following a downtown Charleston shooting on Wednesday.

James Anthony Jones, 35, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon.

Police responded to Cru Cafe on Pinckney Street around 3:50 p.m. after receiving a call about an argument.

A photo from the scene
A photo from the scene (Live 5)

While police were on the way, one man was shot in the buttock outside the cafe, according to Sgt. Elizabeth Wolfsen. The injuries he suffered are considered non-life threatening.

The victim then ran to Hank’s Seafood Restaurant on Hayne Street and got someone to call the authorities.

Eventually, investigators found the suspect and arrested him.

Jones is currently booked at the Al Cannon Detention Center. His bond was set at $50,000.

Police said the victim and Jones were coworkers at Cru Cafe.

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