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Police: Suspect found in recycling container after drive-by shooting in Greenwood

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Drive-by shooting investigation in Greenwood (Apr. 13, 2018/FOX Carolina) Drive-by shooting investigation in Greenwood (Apr. 13, 2018/FOX Carolina)
Kevin Evans (Source: Greenwood Police Department) Kevin Evans (Source: Greenwood Police Department)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenwood Police Department said a suspect is in custody after a shooting incident on Friday.

Officers said a Highway Patrol trooper witnessed a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Highway 25 south and Florida Avenue.

The suspect fled the scene, police said, and later ditched his vehicle. Law enforcement were searching for the suspect near Maplewood Court. 

Information had led officers to believe that the suspect had entered one of the near apartments, where the SWAT team prepared to make entry as they surrounded the perimeter. 

Police said the suspect was ultimately found in a recycling container on Maplewood Court, near a duplex.  They reported that he likely had stayed in the plastic container in the heat for upwards of two hours.

There was one person injured by the gunfire, police said the victim was brought to Greenwood Self Regional, but their condition is unknown at this hour. 

According to Greenwood Police Department, Kavin Quantez Evans was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, but the investigation is still ongoing; officers said other charges may be filed later. 

Highway Patrol is also charging the suspect with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and improper turn.

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