A Rock Hill man wanted for murder in Georgia was arrested late Thursday in Gaston County after a leading police on a chase and shooting at officers, reports the Observer’s news partner WBTV.
Georgia police were tracking the cell phone of the suspect, identified as Jamar Antron Harris, 32, when the phone pinged on Interstate 85. As Georgia investigators got close to Harris’ SUV, he took off and started shooting at police, WBTV reports.
Georgia police notified Gastonia officers, who arrested Harris when the chase came to an end in a crash on Cox Road, near I-85 in Gastonia. Police did not return fire at Harris, Gastonia police say. Two people were reportedly hurt during the crash, which occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.
Harris was taken to the Gastonia Police Department and has a total bond of $4 million for charges including first degree murder, eluding police and possession of heroin.
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According to the Rock Hill Herald, Harris was charged with attempted murder in Rock Hill on March 30, in connection with shooting the day before. No injuries were reported in connection with that incident.
The Gaston Gazette reports Harris is wanted in Georgia in connection with the Aug. 27 killing of Rendell Joman Cunningham in the Oconee County, Ga., south of Athens. Cunningham, who reportedly lived in Lancaster, S.C., was shot four times, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.