Bond denied for Abbeville shooting suspect
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:57 PM
A judge denied bond for the suspect in a Monday night shooting that left one teen hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to officials.
Quentin Dequavius Moore, 20, of 703 Cambridge St., went before City of Abbeville municipal court judge Tuesday morning for the hearing. Moore was arrested Monday night and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the incident.
The shooting took place in the 600 block of Haigler Street at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Haigler Street Apartments. Abbeville police officers responded there and found the 17-year-old victim lying on the hood of a car clutching his chest. The teen was transported to Abbeville High School and airlifted to Greenville to be treated for the single gunshot wound. Officials said he remained in treatment and was in stable condition early Tuesday afternoon.
The motive for the shooting still was not clear, but investigators said it stemmed from some type of argument. Officials noted the suspect and victim knew each other, though it was not immediately clear how closely acquainted the two men were.
Several witnesses who were on the scene when police arrived implicated the suspect as the shooter. He had already fled the scene and officers canvassed the area, originally unable to locate him. Police eventually found and apprehended him about 10:30 p.m. Monday.