Mount Pleasant police stop speeding truck carrying shooting victim to hospital Sunday
Mount Pleasant police pulled over a truck going 96 mph down the Arthur Ravenel Bridge Sunday and found its driver racing a shooting victim to the hospital, spokesman Maj. Stan Gragg said.
An officer spotted a grey truck speeding southbound on the bridge shortly after 2 a.m. The truck was weaving in and out of traffic and at one point almost hit the wall of the bridge, a police report stated.
The truckís driver, Charles Grant, told police he was headed to the hospital because his passenger, 33-year-old Jamall Brown, had been shot. Police observed the Charleston man was bleeding from his ankle.
Brown told police he was on Venning Road outside East Cooper Disco when he heard several shots and felt something hit his leg. Brown then called Grant to take him to the hospital, the report stated.
Brown told police he didnít know who shot him.
Officers who received reports of what sounded like fireworks going off in the area around the time Brown was shot searched for shell casings, but did not find any, a report states.
An officer followed Grant and Brown to Roper Hospital after Brown refused to ride in an ambulance. Brown told police he didnít want to pay for transportation.
Mount Pleasant police are still investigating this case.