Police charge man for downtown Charleston shooting

Police charge man for downtown Charleston shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - 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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