Man escapes cops after chase, manhunt near National Guard Armory

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have suspended a manhunt in North Charleston near the National Guard Armory. The manhunt began after authorities say the suspect failed to pull over and sped away from police.

Shortly before 2 p.m., officers say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a subject driving a Chevrolet Camaro at Highway 78 near Trident Hospital. The driver sped off and continued down 78 to NAD Road.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but minutes later another patrolman spotted the vehicle at Ashley Phosphate Road. The drive continued on Ashley Phosphate Road to Cross County Road where the driver bailed out of the vehicle near the National Guard Armory.

The male suspect ran in to the woods and officers, K-9 units and a Charleston County sheriff's office helicopter began searching for him.

Officers believe the suspect may have been involved or have knowledge of several shooting incidents that previously happened in North Charleston.

The suspect is described as a black male and was wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt.

Police searched the red Chevy Camaro at the scene before towing it.

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