UPDATED: Man Arrested After Firing Gun at Wannamaker Park

April 17, 2017, 8:50 am EST | Share:


New details have been released after an incident at Wannamaker County Park on Sunday.

52-year-old Wendell was arrested Easter Sunday after firing his gun into the air at the crowded North Charleston park.

According to a report released by North Charleston police, Jordan told officers a man in a white Dodge sedan was driving recklessly and performing “donuts” in the parking lot.

He said several of his family members became upset because of all the children present, and a fight broke out.

Jordan told officers he broke up the fight, and as the families started walking away, the other man’s friends started fighting again. That is when Jordan pulled the gun out of his pocket and fired it into the air to prevent the fight from escalating further.

27-year-old Joshua Thompson was charged with reckless driving. Wendell Jordan was granted a $1,087 bond.


NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — North Charleston police have released more information after shots were fired at busy Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston easter Sunday.

Video was sent in to our newsroom by a viewer which shows 52-year-old Wendell Jordan in handcuffs, people shouting at the man.

Officials say just before 4:00pm Jordan told a crowd he was a concealed weapon permit holder, pointed his weapon and fired shots into the air.

Jordan remains at the Al Cannon Detention Center this morning. He is charged with discharging a firearm in city limits.