Police make arrest for Thursday King Street shooting

Tyreece Smith (provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Charleston Police officials say a man has been arrested for an attempted armed robbery and a shooting that occurred on Thursday morning.{}

Police say 22-year-old Tyreece Smith is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and attempted armed robbery.

The shooting happened near 949 King Street around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money.{} That's when the victim took off running and was shot twice in the back of his legs, according to police.