A man who had been admitted to the hospital for gunshot wounds to his face and hand is now facing an armed robbery charge, Greenwood police said Monday.
Antonio Rodreges Nicholson, 38, of 3824 Highway 25 S., Greenwood was arrested Friday and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
Greenwood police heard multiple gunshots at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to a report, and soon after learned someone had been taken to Self Regional Medical Center’s emergency room with gunshot wounds to the right hand and the face, according to a report.
Officers went and spoke with the man, who said he had been shot in the area of White Oak Lane and Cokesbury Road. Officers searched the area, but couldn’t find a crime scene. The man drove himself to the emergency room, and the car he had been in had blood all along the driver’s side, with a large, bloody Bowie knife on the floorboard, the report said.
Through an anonymous tipster, police learned the man in the hospital had tried to rob someone in the area of White Oak Lane, and the person he tried to rob shot him in self-defense, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link.