Sheriff: Teen found alive in pond 17 hours after being shot

Daven Osgood is recovering.
Daven Osgood is recovering.
Marcellus Autry is charged with attempted murder.
Marcellus Autry is charged with attempted murder.

GREENWOOD COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - A teen was found alive, partially submerged in a pond, more than 17 hours after he was shot in the chest and head, according to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office.

A man called 911 at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday to report that he had seen the teen, Daven Osgood, lying at the edge of the pond on Willard Road.

The incident report said that Osgood had a small gunshot wound in the center of his chest and another behind his left ear. The teen said he had been shot at about 2 p.m. the day before.

Osgood said he had been fishing at the pond with his girlfriend and had permission from the landowner to be there.

A deputy said he asked Osgood who had shot him three times, and each time the teen answered that it was Marcellus Autry, an 11th-grader at Greenwood High.

Osgood was airlifted to the hospital.

Autry was arrested on Sunday. He is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Capt. Ray Watson said that the shooting stemmed from a previous altercation between the teen and Autry. He said that apparently Autry had previously been robbed and believed Osgood had something to do with it.

Keli Kendrick, a close friend to the Osgood family, said the teen is recovering in the hospital.

"For that to happen to (Osgood), and for him to live, it's like I said, a miracle. Nothing but God's doing," said Kendrick. "He's doing great. I mean, he's pulling together."

Kendrick said Osgood has had at least two surgeries, and his jaw is wired shut, but she said he lit up when he family walked into the hospital room.

"That's good that he knows that everything's going to be okay, and that he is going to be OK," said Kendrick. "By him being in that situation, it opens your eyes to God a lot -- for everybody."

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