Charleston man faces charges in buttocks shooting outside barbershop
A Charleston man has been charged in the shooting of a man in the buttocks outside a barbershop last week.
Antwone Smith, 26, of Walnut Street surrendered to Charleston police Friday and was charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.
Police say Bernard Blunt of Hanover Street was inside Top of the Line barbershop at 75 Columbus St. about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 when Smith walked in and asked him to step outside. Blunt told police the two men started arguing over a woman and Smith shot him twice in the buttocks.
Blunt was taken to a hospital, but his wounds were not considered life threatening.
Smith was released from jail Saturday on $50,000 bail and a no-contact order, according to court records.
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