A man accused of shooting at Rock Hill police late Wednesday has been arrested.
John Ernest Perry Jr. was taken into custody in Fairfield County, S.C., on Friday afternoon, police said.
Police said the situation started around 11:35 p.m. when two officers saw a 1991 Nissan driving erratically on Cherry Road near Oakland Avenue. The officers pulled the car over on Ebenezer Avenue Extension, near an apartment complex parking lot.
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That’s when a foot chase ensued, and the driver pulled a gun out and shot at the officers, police said. One of the officers fired back.
Perry was reportedly grazed by a bullet and was treated at a hospital in Columbia. Friday night, Perry was released from the hospital and taken to the Rock Hill City jail.
“I appreciate the assistance by SLED Chief Mark Keel and his agents, along with Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery and his deputies in the capture of John Perry last evening,” Chief Chris Watts said. “Through their efforts, a dangerous individual has been safely apprehended.”
Perry was charged with two counts of attempted murder and with gun offenses. Perry was denied bond Saturday morning.
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