Charleston police are asking for help finding a man they say hit a person in the head with a gun several times and then fired a shot.

Timothy Rachaard Thompson, 36, of Kent Avenue is wanted on a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Police say Thompson hit a person in the head with a handgun several times and threatened to shoot the person around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Hagood Avenue, then fired in the person's direction as he ran away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the on-duty detective at 743-7200.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.