Police on Friday arrested a suspect in the shooting of a man as he walked throughout Charleston's East Side neighborhood.
Albert Waiters Jr., 27, of Fleming Road in Charleston, is being held at Cannon Detention Center on $100,000 bail, charged with first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, jail records show.
His arrest was made in connection with a shooting May 24 at the intersection of Harris and Hanover streets, police said.
According to an incident report, police responded the scene around 7 a.m. and found a man bleeding from a gunshot wound to his right bicep. The man had been shot with a .38-caliber pistol, police said, and was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment of injuries that weren't believed to be life threatening. A witness told investigators that the gunman had pulled up beside the victim in a black Ford Excursion.
The gunman got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots at the man, a witness told police. The wounded man ran and ducked for cover between apartment buildings before collapsing on a sidewalk, the report said.
The report did not reveal a motive in the shooting.
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