BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says that a man has been taken into custody after a brief pursuit at Carolina Avenue and Bruce K Smalls Drive.

Tommie Lee Gill Jr., 27 was in a vehicle with an unknown male when they stopped in the road where Gill’s ex-girlfriend was pulled over. After an argument, Gill pulled out a handgun and fired it into the air. When Gill’s ex-girlfriend attempted to drive away from the scene, Gill fired shots at her vehicle then left the area.

Officers conducted a traffic stop at Trask Parkway near Bruce K Smalls Drive. A brief pursuit ensued before ending at the end of Moses Road. That’s where Gill and the other unknown male left the vehicle and took off running.
Following an extended track through areas of the swamp, Corporal Toomey and K-9 Niko located Gill. The unknown male was never located.
Gill was arrested on the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime
  • Discharging a firearm into a vehicle and fleeing to evade arrest or detention.

Gill remains incarcerated at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Matthew Wilfong at 843-255-3308, the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 if wishing to remain anonymous.

This is at least the third shooting incident at in the Possum Hill Road area this month, BCSO says.