Man charged in early-morning shooting at Charleston sports bar

Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 4:23 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2021 at 4:55 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police say they have charged a Johns Island man in a deadly shooting at a West Ashley sports bar early Monday morning.

Quantas Mortee Green, 34, is charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen said.

The charges stem from a shooting at approximately 2:09 a.m. at the Player’s Place Billiards and Sports Bar in the 1900 block of Ashley River Road. Investigators said Charleston County Consolidated Dispatchers received multiple calls about a disturbance that ended in a shooting inside the business.

Investigators say three people were wounded and one of those victims died at an area hospital. The incident left two others injured.

“Of the other two individuals transported to the hospital, one incurred a minor injury in taking cover when gunfire rang out, and the other is reportedly the suspect who sustained injury from being apprehended by a police K-9 while fleeing the scene,” she said.

All four of the injured people were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Wolfsen.

Charleston County Dispatchers said police responded at approximately 2:09 a.m. to the Player's...
Charleston County Dispatchers said police responded at approximately 2:09 a.m. to the Player's Place Billiards and Sports Bar after a shooting had been reported in the area.(Live 5)

Wolfsen said witnesses told police multiple people were involved in the incident.

As of shortly after 6 a.m., investigators remained on the scene collecting evidence. The investigation is ongoing, but Wolfsen said there is no threat to the community.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and multiple K-9 units also responded.

The coroner has not yet released the identity of the victim.

Green was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bond hearing set for Tuesday afternoon, Wolfsen said.

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