Cops arrest suspect accused of shooting man in buttocks

Published: Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:11 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM EST
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Antwone M. Smith (Source: CPD)
Antwone M. Smith (Source: CPD)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man wanted for shooting a 30-year-old man in the buttocks outside a downtown Charleston barbershop last week.

According to Charleston Police Department records, officers arrested Antwone M. Smith, of Walnut Street, last Friday and charged him with first-degree assault and battery.

Investigators say Smith shot the victim twice in the buttocks outside of a barbershop on Columbus Street at 12:37 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The victim said he was at the Top of the Line Barbershop for 15 minutes when the suspect, who the victim knows as "Frank," came in and asked him to step outside to talk.

According to the victim, the suspect wanted to talk about a woman and another man. When the victim said he did not know what the suspect was talking about, the suspect pulled out a gun.

Police say the victim was shot in the buttocks as he tried to run back into the barbershop. Officers say they saw two bullet holes in the victim's buttocks.

Police say the victim was transported to Medical University of South Carolina for treatment of his wound.

Charleston County court records indicate Smith was granted a $50,000 bond on Saturday under the condition he make no contact with the victim.

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