Suspect in South Carolina Mall Shooting That Injured 14 People Granted Bond

A judge on April 17 granted bond to a suspect arrested in connection with a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina that injured 14 people.

During a hearing at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, the judge set a $25,000 surety bond for 22-year-old Jewayne Price, one of the three men initially detained by law enforcement as a person of interest in connection with the shooting, and ordered him to wear an ankle monitor.

Price will also be allowed to travel from home to work, but he is prohibited from contacting the injured victims or other people involved in the shooting.

Price must also stay away from the Columbiana Centre Mall where the April 16 shooting occurred.

Attorney Todd Rutherford, a representative for Price, said during the hearing that the incident stemmed from a years-long conflict, WLTX reported.

Rutherford added that Price turned himself in at the scene and that he had no prior convictions.

The hearing came after the  Columbia Police Department announced Price’s arrest around midnight on April 17.

Price faces a charge of unlawful carrying of a pistol. He may face other charges.

The two other men initially detained have been released from police custody.

Nine people were injured by gunfire while five others suffered from “other injuries,” including broken bones, cuts, and a head injury, during an attempt to flee the scene to safety, Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook said.

Police said the shooting was not random.

Early ballistic evidence showed that two suspects used at least two different firearms in the shooting.

Police have seized at least one firearm.

Police are working on determining who among the suspects fired their guns.


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