Joshua Olando Washington and Brandon Lloyd Daniels

Joshua Olando Washington and Brandon Lloyd Daniels. Mount Pleasant Police Department/Provided

Just over two weeks ago, a gunman wearing a red bandanna over his face and brandishing a pistol came into a Mount Pleasant restaurant after closing, demanded money and shot a manager.

On Thursday, Mount Pleasant police announced the arrest of two suspects in that shooting.

Joshua Olando Washington and Brandon Lloyd Daniels, both 26, face several criminal counts in connection with the April 4 shooting that left Tavern & Table manager Chris Dixon wounded, police said. 

One of the suspects entered the restaurant around 11:30 p.m., police said. He showed a pistol and demanded money, shooting Dixon in the back before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A police spokesman could not be reached for further information, including whether investigators know which suspect shot Dixon, and what led to the arrests.

Last week, Charleston County officials released 911 recordings that outlined a tense scene as restaurant staff raced to help their wounded manager and get information about the gunman to authorities. 

"We thought he was kidding and then he shot my manager," one of the callers said. 

At points during the recording, employees can be heard giving instructions to keep pressure on Dixon's wound.

"I don't think Chris even saw him," another caller told a dispatcher.

A fundraising effort for Dixon, a new father, and his family was started on and raised more than $24,000 of its $30,000 goal as of Thursday night.

A representative for Tavern & Table could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Washington and Daniels face three counts of kidnapping, and one count each of armed robbery and attempted murder.

Washington is a resident of Beauregard Road in Summerville and Daniels is a resident of Easton Street in North Charleston.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.