NEWBERRY — A Prosperity man was charged with attempted murder after another man went to Newberry County Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his groin, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the NCSO, a man was taken to Newberry County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon by another man who said he had been shot at but not hit.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the shooting and determined it occurred on Winding Jolly Road in Newberry.
Both men identified the person who shot at them by the nickname of “Kwe Low.” Investigators knew who they were talking about and identified him as Kweisi Steven Nicks, 20, of 138 Cy Schumpert Road in Prosperity.
Investigators went to the location of the shooting, which is owned by family of one of the victims, and found a shell casing in front of the home.
After securing a search warrant for Nicks’ residence, they served the warrant and found several ounces of marijuana along with more shell casings that were consistent with the shell casing from the crime scene.
They also found a four-wheeler that had been reported missing from York County.
Nicks was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and receiving stolen goods. A bond hearing has not yet been held.
Investigators believe the incident might have been drug related, but the matter is still under investigation.
Sheriff Lee Foster said the investigation and quick closure was another example of how members of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office are using their interaction with the community to help solve crimes.
“This is another example of how it takes properly trained officers who are invested in the community to be effective as law enforcement in the communities we serve,” said Foster. “I am proud of the great relationships we have built together in Newberry County and assure the community that we will continue to work together to make our communities safer and better.”