Randy Carl Berkley

Randy Carl Berkley

A 54-year-old man shot a teen after their vehicles collided on S.C. 9 Tuesday afternoon in Longs, according to a police report.

Police charged Randy Carl Berkley, 54, of Little River with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the case. He also faces charges of driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving and duties of driver striking fixtures upon or adjacent to highway, according to online jail records.

Police were called to near the intersection of S.C. 9 and Cupola Drive around 3:15 p.m. in reference to a shooting that happened following a wreck, the report said.

The wreck happened when Berkley's silver Nissan pickup truck that was heading west on S.C. 9. swerved off the right side of the road and traveled back onto the road, colliding with a silver Toyota Camry.

The 17-year-old driver of the Toyota got out of the vehicle to talk to the suspect, and the suspect shot him, the report said.

The victim headed west into the median, saying he had been shot. The suspect ran from the scene toward a church, but was apprehended by a state trooper near where the shooting took place.

The victim was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound.

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