SUMMERVILLE --A suspect wanted for shooting at authorities trying to arrest him Sunday turned himself in after about five hours on the run.

Jason Jules Simpson, 26, was charged with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature when officials tried to serve him with warrants.

Dorchester County deputies and police from Summerville were in an apartment with Simpson when the shooting erupted, Sheriff's Maj. John Garrison said.

The four officers and deputies retreated and were not injured.

A search perimeter was set up following the gunfire inside the Cambridge Apartments at 559 Orangeburg Road. It was later called off for the night and was to be resumed today.

Simpson is thought to have left the apartment by jumping out of a top-floor window, Garrison said. He was believed to be carrying a shiny nickel or chrome-plated revolver at the time.

The State Law Enforcement Division was on the scene late Sunday, investigating the case as an officer-involved shooting, Garrison said.

Simpson reportedly turned himself into a SLED agent at about 9:30 p.m., saying he did not want to surrender to members of the agencies involved in the shooting.

Additional charges are expected to be filed in connection with Sunday's shooting.

Simpson was to be taken to the Dorchester County jail.

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