Two Charleston police officers were shot at but not injured after trying to stop a vehicle in West Ashley Saturday morning.
Around 11:45 a.m., the officers were in a parking lot at 1367 Ashley River Road when a vehicle passed them slowly, police said. The officers smelled “the strong odor of marijuana” as it passed.
When they tried to stop the vehicle on nearby Carriage Lane, it fled and almost hit a pedestrian, police said. Officers followed the vehicle to the Palmilla Apartments, 1385 Ashley River Road, when the front passenger fired several shots at them.
The vehicle’s driver and two passengers got out and tried to flee, police said. Officers caught the passengers but the driver remains at large. A handgun was found inside the vehicle.
One of the passengers was identified by Charles Francis, a police spokesman, as Brianna Sherrell Sampson, 19.
Sampson was charged with two counts of attempted murder, and one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Francis said.