Hanahan man faces attempted murder charge following North Charleston shooting
A Hanahan man faces an attempted murder charge after a North Charleston robbery attempt and shooting was reported this month.
About 8:30 p.m. on July 6, a Salamander Road resident told police he had been shot in the leg, according to an incident report. He said he came out of his trailer and saw three men running toward him from behind the trailer. He said he ran but they caught up with him and one of them pulled a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money.
The resident told police he pulled out a sling blade and cut the gunman on the neck, and then he was shot in the leg. He said the men left in a silver Mazda 6. The resident was taken to Trident Hospital for treatment, according to the report.
About 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, an officer saw a silver Mazda 6 matching the description at Rivers Avenue and Benderson Drive and stopped it, according to the report. A warrant check showed that the driver was wanted for attempted murder in that incident. Police did not say how they linked him to the shooting.
Benjamin Daniel Fischer, 23, of Commonwealth Drive in Hanahan, was arrested on the attempted murder charge. He was being held in the Charleston County jail Wednesday on $100,000 bail.
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