A South Carolina man faces multiple charges after being shot and crashing a vehicle he carjacked near Chapin Sunday.
Mark Emil Day, 27, of Summerville, is charged with four counts of assault and battery and two counts of carjacking, according to arrest warrants. The man who shot Day did so in self defense.
“Based on victim and witness statements we gathered at the scene, a man shot Day in self-defense as Day was threatening him and three other people with a pressure washer wand at a home on Millers Branch Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said of Day, who had a mutual friend with the person who lived at the Millers Branch Road residence. “Day ran away after being shot and eventually two passersby in a truck stopped to check on him as he walked down Meadowlark Road.”
Day, who was shot in the upper body, opened the truck’s front passenger door, entered the car, repeatedly punched the passenger in the face and pulled her out of the truck, according to detectives. He pushed the driver out of the truck and drove it away.
“Deputies (responded shortly after 3 p.m.) arrested Day moments later right after he crashed the truck in the 800 block of Westwoods Drive,” Koon said of the crash which occurred approximately one mile from the site of the shooting.
Day is in the hospital and receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.