Police arrest suspect accused of killing two children at N. Charleston apartment

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –

Investigators have arrested a man suspected of killing two children at a North Charleston apartment complex.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested 26-year-old Raashid Jaamal White who was wanted for two counts of murder.

Spencer Pryor with North Charleston PD says White was located by officers in the area of South Antler Drive.

Motorists reported seeing officers running towards the woods across from the Baker Plantation neighborhood before patrol cars got to the scene, shut down the road down and took the suspect into custody.

He was arrested without incident and is expected in bond court Tuesday morning.

White’s arrest stems from an incident on Monday shortly after 3 p.m. when officers responded to 2245 Greenridge Rd. in reference to a caller saying there was someone in the home “having mental issues.”

A report states the suspect attacked the caller and locked her out of the home where two children were still inside.

Police say when officers went into the home they found two juveniles suffering injuries from an attack.

“Both juveniles died as a result of the attack,” Pryor said. “The suspect fled the incident location prior to police arrival.”

The coroner’s office will release information regarding the manner of the children’s deaths, Pryor said.

A search of the suspect was underway in the area of Greenridge Road with K-9 units and a helicopter assisting.

Nearly two dozen marked and unmarked police patrol cars were spotted in the area of the Jamison Park Apartment complex.

Officers were seen placing crime scene tape around a building and blocking off a portion of one of the parking lots.

Viewers reported several police officers responding to the area.

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