Bonner was stopped in the crosswalk on Clendenin Street between Charleston Civic Center and Charleston Town Center dropping off two women when a group approached the vehicle. Shots were fired at the car, striking it multiple times and hitting Bonner, who was driving, once in his left arm.
He and a woman left in the vehicle drove to St. Francis Hospital where he was treated and released about 40 minutes after arrival, Cooper said. Bonner did not cooperate with officers investigating the shooting.
Detectives named Burton as a suspect hours later and released his photograph to the media. Officers considered him armed and dangerous. Cooper said Burton was the lone shooter of the group and did not anticipate any more arrests.
"We're very glad to get such a dangerous criminal off the streets," Cooper said.
The lieutenant said detectives were familiar with Burton and that they had other open investigations that they believe he could also be involved in.
Burton would be arraigned Thursday evening as the courthouse was closed for West Virginia Day. He is being held at South Central Regional Jail. As of late Thursday evening, no bond had been set.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
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