Man held in son's shooting death

Moncks Corner police and Berkeley County Sheriff's officials enter a house Thursday at 160 Red Leaf Blvd. in the Fox Bank community in Moncks Corner. Police say one man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso and another was taken into

MONCKS CORNER -- A domestic dispute at a house in the Fox Bank subdivision Thursday ended with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man and the arrest of his father.

Moncks Corner Police Chief Chad Caldwell said officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 160 Red Leaf Blvd. about 10 a.m. The subdivision is off U.S. Highway 52 near Cypress Gardens Boulevard.

When officers arrived, a man came out of the house begging officers to get help for his son, whom he said he had shot, Caldwell said.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury identified the victim as Adam Moore of Red Leaf Boulevard. Moore had a gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken by Berkeley County EMS to a hospital, where he died.

Moore's father, 49-year-old William Moore of the same address, also was taken to a hospital. He was treated and released.

Investigators suspect a domestic argument led to the shooting. The cause of the argument still is unknown and was being investigated by the Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

A small handgun thought to be used in the shooting was confiscated by police.

William Moore was taken into custody and was being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.

Charges were to be filed today based on the outcome of the investigation, police Lt. Wendell Bowen said.