A police officer responding to a shooting scene Monday night said he was assaulted by a 19-year-old after the suspect had attacked his own mother.
North Charleston Police were already on Baxter Street to investigate a shooting when officers said they were approached by a woman with a swollen and bleeding eye. The woman said her son had hit her. When officers grabbed the suspect, he broke free from the officer and punched his mother in the face at least three times, according to an incident report.
When the officer grabbed the suspect again, he turned and swung at the officer, striking him in the back and shoulder a number of times, the report says.
A second officer used a Taser on the suspect, knocking him to the ground while officers struggled to handcuff his wrists and shackle his legs.
Warrants charge Chadrick S. Phoenix, 19, of Baxter Street with simple assault and assault on a law enforcement officer.
Read more details in Wednesday's editions of The Post and Courier.