North Charleston police on Tuesday arrested two teens accused of firing a pistol during a fight with a pair of maintenance men at Dorchester Gardens Apartments.
Laquan Bryan, 18, of Waldheim Street, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Charleston County jail records show. Dartez Ferguson, 17, of Midland Park Road, is charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob.
According to an incident report, authorities responded around 8 p.m. to the apartment complex at 5600 Dorchester Road following reports of shots fired.
Two maintenance men told police they had been cleaning out an apartment when they began to hear arguing outside. The men walked toward a nearby parking lot and saw Bryan and Ferguson arguing with a group of women, the report stated.
The teens initially obeyed the men's request to leave, police said. The situation turned violent when one of the men walked behind the teens' green Jeep to get the vehicle's license plate number, according to the report.
One of the teens jumped out of the vehicle and asked what the man was doing. The other teen hit the man, pulled out a gun and fired three to four shots, police said.
No one was wounded in the shooting, according to North Charleston police Deputy Chief Scott Deckard.
The second maintenance man knocked the gunman backwards, ending the altercation. The teens then jumped into the Jeep and drove away, police said.
Authorities later located the vehicle and the suspects were taken into custody, police said.
Bryan and Ferguson were being held at the Charleston County jail Wednesday pending a bond hearing.
Laquan Bryan, 18, of Waldheim Street, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.×
Dartez Ferguson, 17, of Midland Park Road, is charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob.×
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