IRMO, S.C. — Irmo Police say a suspect wanted in a weekend shooting incident has turned himself in Monday morning.
25-year-old Malik Canty now faces an attempted murder charge, among others, for a shooting that happened early Sunday morning.
Police said they were called to Irmo Village Apartments (700 Chipwood Ct.) around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday for a shooting stemming from a domestic incident. This is in the area of St. Andrews Road and Lake Murray Drive.
Officers arrived to find a person with a gunshot wound to the leg and were able to stop blood loss with a tourniquet. However, the suspect, identified as Canty, had already left.
Police said Canty forced his way into the victim's home armed with a gun and then assaulted the person before shooting them in the leg.
Investigators believe he escaped in a white 2010 Lexus ES300 with a South Carolina license plate reading NJN979.
Canty faces first-degree burglary, attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.