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Police charge man for downtown Charleston shooting


Charleston police say they have arrested the man responsible for the shooting on the east side of downtown Charleston Monday evening.

According to Charles Francis, police spokesman, police arrested 28-year-old Tory Donyell Collins, who lives on Blake Street, and charged him with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  Collins was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say he shot a 35-year-old man in the back of his shoulder around 5:40 p.m. on Johnson Street.  Police say the shooting followed an argument.

An officer on patrol in the area responded quickly to the sound of about eight to ten gunshots, according to a police report.  He found the victim lying on the ground screaming "he shot me!"

The victim was taken to Medical University of South Carolina for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Collins is expected in bond court on Wednesday.

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