Deputies: Man shot after dog dispute in Spartanburg, suspect charged

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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was shot Saturday afternoon following a dispute over payment for a dog, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the Meridian River Run apartments on Reidville Road in Spartanburg around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim who had been shot. He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive with a grazing wound to the head.

The suspect was identified as being 28-year-old Deshawn Marcellaus Gist, of Spartanburg.

Gist was arrested and charged with ‘Attempted Murder’ and ‘Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime’.

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