Suspect dies after North Charleston shooting with police

William Tracy Patterson

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The man suspected of shooting at North Charleston police officers, and injuring one, in a standoff on Monday, has died.

The Charleston County Deputy Coroner says William Tracy Patterson, 34, of North Charleston died Monday night at Trident hospital, following the incident with police.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Patterson was released on $6,000 bond, following his arrested on May 31, 2016 for third degree Domestic Violence and third degree Assault and Battery.

He was arrested again on June 27, 2016 for second degree Domestic Violence, and was released on $20,000 bond on June 28.

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According to the police report, the suspect was trying to run people over with his car before firing shots at police.

North Charleston Police received the call around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, about a white car speeding through the Northwoods Estates neighborhood.

Officers arrived on scene and surrounded a house where the car was parked.

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Soon after, police say the suspect came to a window on the second floor and began shooting at police.

North Charleston Police Deputy Chief says Officer Wayne Pavlischek was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he was shot.

Pavlischek was hospitalized but has since been released.

The suspect was shot by police and taken to Trident Hospital where he died Monday evening.

The investigation is ongoing by SLED.

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