Judge sets bond for North Charleston shooting suspect

Published: May. 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM EDT|Updated: May. 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge set bond for a suspect in a North Charleston hotel shooting who was arrested in Aiken County.

Robert Allen Trotter appeared before a judge in Charleston County Wednesday, on a charge of attempted murder. Trotter is being held on a $100,000 bond, according to court records.

The shooting happened May 22 at the InTown Suites on Rivers Avenue. The shooting victim, Tai Thach, faces charges of kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, police said.

Police say shortly before 3 p.m., they responded to report of a disturbance involving a firearm and found Thach, who had been wounded twice, inside one of the rooms. Thach was transported to MUSC in serious condition and is still recovering and will be served with his warrants prior to being discharged, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

There is no new information Thach's condition.

According to Pryor, the investigation revealed Thach and Trotter are from out of town and were staying in the same room while working for a construction company. Police said the hotel clerk asked the men to leave the hotel and escorted the two men to their room where Thach began yelling at a housekeeper. Thach then pulled a gun on the housekeeper, but that for unknown reasons, Trotter turned the gun on Thach and shot him, investigators said.

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