Spartanburg man gets 15 years in prison for 2017 shooting

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - A Spartanburg man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting to shooting a woman at a local apartment complex back in June 2017.

According to a solicitor's office news release, Monquez J. Young, 27, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging a firearm and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

A judge sentenced Young to 30 years in prison, which was suspended to 15 years and 5 years of probation.

According to the release, the shooting happened on June 30, 2017 at Highland Crossing Apartments on Highland Avenue.

A 29-year-old woman told police officers she was with Young's sister at the home and he was invited over.

Young, who was reportedly intoxicated, and ended up getting into an argument with the victim and her 10-year-old son.

According to the release, Young was asked to leave and he fired a shot through a door that hit the victim's arm and became lodged in her abdomen.

The victim had multiple surgeries following the shooting.

Young had been previously convicted of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol.


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