A man wanted on charges that he hit someone with a pistol in downtown Charleston and fired gunshots as the alleged victim ran away turned himself in Wednesday, the police said.

Timothy Rachaard Thompson, 36, of Kent Avenue in North Charleston was arrested on a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

He had been wanted by the Charleston Police Department after investigators said he assaulted a man April 16 on Hagood Avenue.

An incident report indicated that Thompson had been involved in an altercation with the man and a woman.

The police said he had hit the man in the head several times with a handgun, then threatened to shoot him. Thompson then fired in the man's direction as he ran, they said. Officers found four casings at the scene.

Police spokesman Charles Francis said Thompson turned himself in Wednesday at the agency's headquarters.

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