Shots fired calls, armed robbery mark night in North Charleston

Arnold Lee Anderson

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- North Charleston police officers responded to three separate shooting calls and one armed robbery over a three hour stretch in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

The first incident came just before midnight near a popular shopping destination.

Charleston County Dispatch says North Charleston Police Department officers responded to Northwoods Boulevard for a "shots fired" call. After canvassing the area, dispatchers said no victim was found.

A short time later, North Charleston police responded to the Circle K store at the corner of{} West Montague Avenue and Dorchester Road in response to an armed robbery.

A police spokesperson said a suspect wearing camouflage entered the store, showed a gun and took off with an undetermined amount of cash, cigarettes and beer. No one was hurt in the robbery.

Arnold Lee Anderson, 52, confessed to the robbery after detectives acted on tips, and he was arrested on Friday, officials said.

He will appear in bond court on Saturday.

The Christmas Eve crime didn't stop there. Around 2 a.m., North Charleston officers and EMS crews were called to Hackemann Avenue. Charleston County dispatchers say two people were shot.

Conditions and names of the victims have not yet been released.

According to police department spokesman Spencer Pryor, two men were shot but their injuries were non-life-threatening. The men told police they were leaving Charlie O's Night Club in Charleston County when someone starting shooting at them.

Pryor said both victims were uncooperative and taken to the hospital.

The shooting continued minutes later along Ashley Shores Drive. Dispatchers say officers responded to yet another "shots fired" call. Officers remained on scene canvassing area for several hours.

If you have any information on any one of these incidents call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.