1 killed, 4 injured in shooting at S.C. sports bar

Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 3:58 AM AKST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2021 at 9:54 AM AKST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/Gray News) - Charleston Police say they have charged a Johns Island man in a deadly shooting at a West Ashley sports bar early Monday morning.

Quantas Mortee Green, 34, is charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen said.

WCSC reported that Charleston County dispatchers received multiple calls at about 2:09 a.m. about a disturbance that ended in a shooting inside Players Place Billiards and Sports Bar, Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen said. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m., she said.

Wolfsen says investigators have determined that three were wounded, one fatally.

“Of the other two individuals transported to the hospital, one incurred a minor injury in taking cover when gunfire rang out, and the other is reportedly the suspect who sustained injury from being apprehended by a police K-9 while fleeing the scene,” she said.

All four of the injured people were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Wolfsen said.

Earlier Monday morning, Charleston Police Lt. Heath King said one person he described as a “person of interest” was in custody. There has been no word on charges so far.

Wolfsen said witnesses told police multiple people were involved in the incident.

As of shortly after 6 a.m., investigators remained on the scene collecting evidence. The investigation is ongoing, but Wolfsen said there is no threat to the community.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and several K-9 units also responded.

The coroner has not yet released the identity of the slain victim.

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