Two young men who fired at police officers as they ran from a stolen truck in North Charleston Friday morning had burglarized a house and a gun shop in Goose Creek a few hours earlier, according to police.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Goose Creek police were notified that a safe was on fire in Midland Park area, Capt. John Grainger said. Officers discovered that the safe, a shotgun, two televisions and a 2014 Silverado pickup had been stolen from a home on Manchester Court.
About 1:50 a.m., officers were sent to check out a burglar alarm at D&R Gunsmithing at 124 St. James Ave. Officers determined somebody had stolen numerous firearms. Several of the men involved in the burglary were caught on the security camera, Grainger said.
About 4:46 a.m., Goose Creek police were notified that North Charleston police officers had recovered a pickup stolen from Manchester Court. Two men in the pickup were arrested and two others remained at large. At least one of the firearms stolen from the Goose Creek gun shop was in the truck, Grainger said.
Officers spotted the truck parked near a dumpster at an apartment complex at 2108 Stokes Road and two young men near the back of the truck, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
The men fled into some woods, and one of them fired a shot toward the officers, Pryor said. Officers returned fire, hitting the truck in the passenger side. Nobody was injured.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office air support team was called in to assist in the search. The two men were spotted in the woods near B&D Auto and Scrap Metal on Stokes Road and taken into custody. They were identified only as juveniles.
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