CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - By Ray Rivera
A man who was taken into custody during the investigation into the shooting Wednesday night at a downtown Charleston church has been released.
Austin Rich says he was let go around 11:30 p.m. Rich, a local photographer, was interviewing people in the area of Calhoun and Meeting regarding the shooting.
According to Rich, he stopped at a gas station, and when he left the station, a police officer outside took him into custody because he resembled the description of the suspect sought.
Authorities then brought him to a hotel, interviewed him, and released him.
Rich said he bears no ill will against the police, and said,"They were just doing their job." He released the following statement on his Facebook page:
Rich says he was interviewing people for a photographic project he's been doing in Charleston.
The Charleston Police Department is continuing to search for the suspect involved in the shooting.
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