North Charleston police are sorting through conflicting reports concerning what led a woman to shoot her boyfriend in the thigh.
Candace Frederick, 22 of Sumner Avenue is charged with attempted murder and simple possession of marijuana, jail records show.
Police officers were dispatched to Frederick’s apartment about 10 a.m. Sunday following reports of shots fired in the complex’s parking lot, an incident report states.
A 19-year-old man who had been shot gave police conflicting accounts of how he had come to be wounded.
The man first told police that Frederick wasn’t the person who shot him.
When officers questioned him further, the man reported that he and Frederick got into an argument earlier that morning.
The fight moved into the parking lot when the man attempted to leave, the incident report states.
Frederick cried out to him and then a gunshot sounded, the man told police. He had only known Frederick for three days, a police report said.
Frederick insisted that the shooting was an accident, police said.
She told police that she was attempting to unload a gun as she and her boyfriend were leaving the apartment.
She told police she wasn’t aware that a round was in the chamber and that she must have accidentally had her finger on the trigger, a report stated.
Frederick was held at the Charleston County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail, court records show.
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