NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 22-year-old woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend at an apartment complex in North Charleston.
The North Charleston Police Department charged Candace Oniqua Frederick with attempted murder.
On Sunday morning, police stopped a car on Sumner and North Rhett avenues in connection to a shooting outside an apartment at the Filbin Creek Apartments.
Frederick was found driving the car, while the 19-year-old male victim was sitting in the passenger seat.
According to police, the victim told investigators "several stories" how the incident happened.
At first, the victim said he was shot by somebody else, and it was not his girlfriend, who the victim said he had only known for three days. Investigators say when the victim was released from the ambulance and placed in the rear of a patrol car, his story changed.
The victim said that he and his girlfriend had been in an argument and he was attempting to leave the apartment. According to the victim, when the argument moved into the parking lot, the suspect said,"You ain't gonna leave me like that."
A police report states as the victim turned to leave, he heard a gunshot and felt a bullet strike his thigh.
Frederick told investigators that she and the victim were leaving the apartment when the incident started. Frederick claimed she was unloading the gun when she "must've had her finger on the trigger" and accidentally shot the victim.
Frederick then asked police officers,"Is he telling y'all the truth, that it was an accident?"