Man arrested, charged with attempted murder after shooting at Georgetown basketball court

Marquis Latrell Washington

Marquis Latrell Washington, 19, of Hemingway, has been charged with Attempted Murder, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm, Malicious Injury to Personal Property, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Reckless Driving, Driving Under Suspension and Possession of a Controlled Substance by the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

Around 5 p.m. on June 9, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to gun shots at the Bahai Institute in the Pleasant Hill Community of Georgetown County, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Two men told police that Washington became verbally abusive during a basketball game and was trying to start a fight.

Washington left the scene and then returned a short time later with a handgun, fired several shots into the air, and shot all four tires on the victims' vehicle. Washington then attempted to run over one of the men victim on the basketball court. He then fled the scene, the release said.

A little while later Washington returned to the scene and fled again when he saw sheriff's deputies.

Deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on Washington and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued on County Line Road and ended on Moore Drive when the vehicle left the road and went into a ditch, according to the release.

The driver of the vehicle fled into the woods.

On June 10, Washington surrendered to law enforcement and is currently being housed at the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, the release stated.