Deputies say a man entered the store just after 4 pm and asked to see an AR-15 rifle. While inspecting the weapon, he took out a loaded magazine he had on his person and inserted it into the gun. He then began shooting into the store and at two employees. A store employee returned fire from his own firearm as the suspect fled the store.
The full video can be seen here.
Deputies arrested Gregory Franklin Westfall behind the store in a wooded area. They say he still had the AR-15 and was wearing ballistic armor when he was taken into custody without incident.
Police also say Westfall made several statements about 9-11 and that Russians were sending him messages.
The Charleston County Bomb Squad assisted in clearing the contents of the suspect’s Dodge Ram pickup truck and book-bag.
Westfall faces 2 charges of attempted murder, a weapons charge, and an armed robbery charge. He is being held at the Berkeley County Detention Center.
Westfall was denied bond at hearing on Wednesday night and his next court hearing is in October.