UNION — A Union man has been arrested and charged with shooting and wounding another man at a party early Sunday morning.
Cedric O’Bryant Mitchell, 29, 218 Pinetree Lane, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with attempted murder.
Mitchell, who was taken into custody on Wednesday (Aug. 16), is charged in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 13 on Church Street in Union.
The incident report states that the sergeant on duty was notified by an officer that he was in the area of a residence on Church Street when he heard several gunshots. The report states the officer said there was a party at this particular location and he figured the shots came from there. It states the officer said that when he turned around and went there he was met by several people who said that someone had been shot.
The report states the victim was subsequently identified at the scene and then transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center by Union County EMS. The warrant for Mitchell’s arrest states that he shot the victim one time in the lower abdomen with a handgun.
The report states that the sergeant and several other officers searched the area but were unable to find any shell casings. It states the sergeant was, however, able to find the lead part of a bullet laying in the yard about four feet to the right from where the victim had been laying. The sergeant then took photographs of the incident location and attached them to the report.
The sergeant then notified the lieutenant on duty who responded to the scene. The report states the lieutenant and the sergeant then spoke with a neighbor who said that earlier that evening two or three individuals had jumped on another individual while at the party. The report states the neighbor said he didn’t know who the individuals were, but he made them leave.
The report states the sergeant then spoke with several people who were around when the shooting took place, but didn’t get any cooperation from anyone. It states the sergeant subsequently entered the bullet in as evidence and placed it in the evidence box at the Public Safety Department.