Police: Man in serious condition following shooting in N. Charleston

Published: Dec. 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating an early morning shooting off Spruill Avenue that injured one person.

Officials say the incident occurred Tuesday around 5:37 a.m. along McMillan Avenue.

The victim originally told police a vehicle passed by and someone shot him, but officers say an investigation revealed the evidence was not consistent with the victim's account.

According to police, an investigation revealed that after the victim left the area of Reynolds Avenue around 5 a.m., he was approached by a man driving a car about engaging in a sexual act.

A police report states the victim entered the rear of the car due to another man seated in the front passenger seat.

According to the victim, the car drove to a parking lot on Cosgrove Avenue, and the driver and the victim left the vehicle and engaged in sex.

The victim told police that the suspect then got back into the car, retrieved money and gave it to the victim. Police say a few seconds later, the suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded all of his money.

According to authorities, after the suspect grabbed the money, the victim attempted to flee the vehicle at which point the suspect shot him.

The victim then fled across Cosgrove, collapsed on McMillan Avenue, and was later transported to MUSC in serious condition.

The victim described the vehicle as a small 4-door sedan with damage on the two passenger side doors and a damaged taillight.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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