Attempted murder suspect in InnTown Suites shooting now in custody, police say

A man accused of shooting a co-worker last week while the pair stayed at the InnTown Suites is now in custody, according to North Charleston police.

Attempted murder suspect Andrew Trotter, 25, eluded capture for days after the Thursday shooting. He was arrested over the weekend in Aiken County and was scheduled to be picked up by North Charleston police Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Tai Thach, the 29-year-old man who was wounded in the shooting, was still being treated Tuesday at Medical University Hospital, Pryor said.

The men were co-workers at a construction company, Pryor said, and they were staying together at the hotel, 8082 Rivers Ave., when the shooting occurred.

The men were asked to leave the hotel, prompting an argument between them and the hotel's staff, police said. Authorities have not said why the men were asked to leave.

According to police, Thach pulled a gun on a housekeeper during the argument. Trotter reportedly grabbed the gun from Thach, turned it on his co-worker and shot him, police said.

Warrants for kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime will be served to Thach when he has healed enough to be released from the hospital, Pryor said.

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