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Suspect in violent Sunday morning Irmo attack, shooting turns himself in

Investigators say Malik Rashoid Canty faces charges of burglary, attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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.

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