A North Charleston man was jailed Saturday on charges that he fired off several rounds toward a passing vehicle on Interstate 526.
Felipe Antonio Ford, 34, of Fassitt Street, is charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of pointing a firearm, Charleston County jail records show.
According to an incident report, police were called around 10:30 p.m. to North Rhett Avenue following a report of the shooting.
A Texas man told police that he had been traveling eastbound on the interstate with family members when he heard three pings followed by shattered glass.
The man's face was covered with blood from being nicked by some of the glass from his driver's side window, police said. He reported to police that a white BMW sped away shortly after the shots were fired.
The wounded man caught up with the BMW and followed as its driver exited on to North Rhett Avenue, police said.
Both vehicles stopped on the road, police said, and the victim pulled his vehicle beside the BMW. That's when he saw a gun pointed at him, police said.
The situation de-escalated when the victim told the other driver that he worked for Texas' Department of Public Safety, according to the report.
Police identified Ford as the suspect driver. When questioned by police, Ford reported seeing a gunman in a Dodge Charger.
Investigators, however, peered through the BMW's window and saw several spent shell casings on Ford's driver's seat, police said.
Officers asked for Ford's permission to search his vehicle. He responded "nothing is happening without me speaking to my attorney," according to the report.
Ford was arrested and his vehicle taken into custody, police said.
Investigators found seven shell casings, a .380-caliber Glock 42 pistol and a Palmetto State Armory AR-15 rifle inside the vehicle, according to the report.
A motive has not been determined in the shooting, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Ford was being held at the Charleston County jail Monday in lieu of a $500,000 bail, jail records show.
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