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Woman arrested after shooting on the Crosstown

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police arrested a 25-year-old woman after being called out to a shooting on the Septima Clark Expressway early Saturday morning.

Charleston officers arrested and charged 25-year-old Shakira Washington of Charleston with possession of a firearm during a commission of a crime and two counts of assault and battery in the first degree.

Authorities say an argument at the Southern Belle Gentleman's Club off Meeting Street started the incident. A few minutes later, police got a call about shots fired on Interstate 26 near Cypress Street.

According to a spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department, one of the department's officers was heading to his home after an assigned shift. While stopped at the traffic light located at Crosstown Road and Rutledge Avenue there was a taxi cab stopped behind him.

While sitting at the light the cab driver continued to flash his high beams at the officer as well as blowing the horn. The officer then pulled forward stopping in the intersection, exited his vehicle and began to walk towards the cab when the driver began to yell out that the subject in a van just shot at him.

The officer then observed the van that the victim was pointing at. The driver of the van turned the vehicle heading straight towards the officer. The officer jumped from the path of the vehicle and drew his service weapon and fired in the direction of the van.

The officer failed to strike the vehicle or the subject. The driver of the van stopped his vehicle a short distance away. Four subjects, two from each vehicle, were detained.

The officer was not injured and remains on duty. The incident remains under investigation by the Charleston Police Department.

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