Charleston police have arrested and charged a second individual they say was complicit in the attempted shooting of two city police officers late last year.
On the morning of Dec. 30, police officers seated in a cruiser in a Ashley River Road parking lot said a strong scene of marijuana was emanating from a passing vehicle. When the officers attempted a traffic stop nearby on Carriage Lane, the front passenger, Brianna Sampson, 19, fired off several shots at the officers, authorities said.
Neither of the two officers, who did not return fire, were struck or injured.
But after Sampson, of North Charleston, allegedly fired upon the officers, the driver, Calvin Smith, Jr., 22, of Charleston, along with two passengers, bailed and fled. The passengers were apprehended shortly after the pursuit, and Smith had been on the run ever since. The rear passenger was not charged.
Smith, who was arrested Monday, is charged with two counts each of attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights, unlawful carrying of a firearm and one count each of possessing a schedule I narcotic and