A 34-year-old man was arrested late Thursday after authorities said he burst into a James Island home and shot at responding deputies, setting off a short standoff that ended peacefully.
Tyrri D. Moore, of Grimball Road on James Island, faces two counts of attempted murder; one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.
About 9:45 p.m. Thursday, deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a man armed with a revolver inside a house on Arsburn Road, which is near the intersection of Battery Island Drive and Folly Road.
Maj. Jim Brady, Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said a relative of Moore's lives in the house but that only a babysitter and at least one child were home at the time.
The babysitter called 911.
"The suspect fired several shots from inside the residence at the deputies," Brady said. "Deputies established a perimeter around the residence, and the suspect fired several more rounds" through the door.
About 20 minutes after the confrontation began, Moore came to the front doorway and surrendered without further gunfire, Brady said.
The deputies never returned fire, he said, and nobody was hurt.
Moore's account that someone was chasing him had not been confirmed, Brady said.
Moore, who has an arrest history for drug offenses, could face additional charges.
"The deputies and officers present did a remarkable job," Brady said.
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