Additional arrest made in North Charleston shootout that killed one

North Charleston police on Thursday made an additional arrest in a shootout that left one man dead and another wounded last month.

Domonique Lavar Edwards, 25, of Sycamore Avenue in Charleston, faces one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in connection with the Nov. 22 incident.

An off-duty officer working at the Waffle House near Montague Avenue and Interstate 26 reported what sounded like gunshots coming from a moving vehicle around 2:20 a.m., according to an incident report. Dispatchers also received several calls reporting a shootout and chase involving a Dodge Charger and Ford Edge.

The chase ended when both vehicles crashed in Park Circle. At least two were wounded and a third man killed in the incident, according to police.

Franklin Othell Williams Jr., 28, of Grove Street in Charleston, was found dead inside one of the vehicles. A jar of marijuana was found in his lap, the incident report stated.

Williams’ death was the 13th homicide this year in North Charleston, and it was the first reported in Park Circle since at least 2001, when The Post and Courier started tracking area slayings. The shooting was the 67th homicide for the tri-county area in 2015.

Police also charged Justin Martel Wilson, 22, of Mamie Street, and Keith Lamont Evans, Jr., 21, of Mepkin Road. Both were being held Friday at the Charleston County jail on the same charges as Edwards, records show.

Quran Khalif Allen, 24, of Pat Street in Harleyville, a passenger in the Dodge who suffered cuts in the crash, was jailed on a charge of obstruction of justice after investigators said he gave them several false and misleading statements about the events and his whereabouts.

The shooting and chase has been described as an act of retaliation, though further details about the motive have not yet been released.

Dave Munday contributed to this report.

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