Hollywood man wanted in drug deal, shooting at Charleston apartment complex

Antonio Heyward, 20, faces charges of assault, first-degree battery, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

A Hollywood man is wanted in connection with a drug deal that led to a shooting last week in downtown Charleston, the police announced today.

Antonio Heyward, 20, faces charges of assault, first-degree battery, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

The incident happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bridgeview Apartments on Romney Street. The Charleston Police Department said in incident reports that two men went to the complex to buy drugs.

A disagreement, a struggle and gunfire ensued. One of the victims, 26-year-old Michael Douglas of Cody Street in North Charleston, suffered at least four gunshot wounds to the chest, leg and back. The injuries were not life-threatening.

Douglas was driven to Medical University Hospital by the other victim, 24-year-old Demetrius Prince of Iris Street in North Charleston. Blood was smeared on the Honda Civic’s front passenger seat.

Prince told officers that he was visiting friends at the complex and that Douglas was fired upon while they were “talking to a couple girls,” according to reports.

Residents in the apartment complex reported hearing a dozen shots but not seeing the shooter. Officers found several shell casings at the scene.

A bullet entered one apartment unit through a window, but no one was inside.

The police quickly developed two suspects, but the warrants for Heyward’s arrest were issued today.

Anyone with information about Heyward should call the police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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Andrew Knapp is editor of the quick response team, which covers crime, courts and breaking news. He previously worked as a reporter and copy editor at Florida Today, Newsday and Bangor (Maine) Daily News. He enjoys golf, weather and fatherhood.