Arrest Made After shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition in Spartanburg
In a shocking incident that took place in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a man has been arrested following a shooting that left another man in critical condition. The Spartanburg Police Department responded to the scene at the QT located on 448 East Saint John Street after receiving a call about a man down in the parking lot.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers quickly realized that the situation was much more serious than initially reported. The call was upgraded to a shooting incident as they discovered the victim lying on the ground in the back of the parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Brandon Henderson, was immediately rushed to the hospital where he currently remains in critical condition.
Surveillance footage from the store provided valuable evidence in the case. The video revealed that the victim had been walking with a male suspect when the suspect suddenly opened fire, shooting him multiple times. The suspect then fled the scene in a silver Nissan sedan, leaving the victim behind.
The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Demarion Jeshue Smith. On Friday, he was apprehended while working at a business off New Cut Road. Smith has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
This incident has raised concerns about the safety of the community in Spartanburg. The local authorities are working diligently to ensure that justice is served and that incidents like these are prevented in the future. The police department has increased patrols in the area and is urging anyone with information related to the shooting to come forward.
The QT on East Saint John Street has long been a popular convenience store in the neighborhood, serving locals and visitors alike. This incident has left the community shocked and saddened, as they come to terms with the violence that occurred in their midst.
As the investigation continues, the Spartanburg Police Department is urging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities. By working together, the community can help maintain the safety and security of their neighborhood.
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