Bond set for 22-year-old man charged in Sunday morning Five Points shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) —
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Bond has been set for the man charged with three counts of attempted murder in connection with the early Sunday morning Five Points shooting.
Bond was set at $3,000,000 for 22-year-old Arthur Jones, Jr. during a bond hearing Monday morning.
Jones, Jr. also has to turn in all his guns to Columbia police once he's out of jail and will wear a monitor, not being allowed to leave his home unless it's for legal or religious reasons.
CPD says several investigators worked through the night Sunday to identify Jones and determine that he was the primary shooter. Jones and the other three men captured in surveillance pictures turned themselves into CPD investigators after seeing their pictures on the news.
A preliminary investigation indicates Jones was involved in an "unknown argument" with another man before he allegedly shot multiple times into the Five Points crowd. CPD does not believe the other three men were directly involved in the shooting. No charged will be filed against them at this time.
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. near Harden and Greene streets in Five Points. Columbia officers located three male victims, two of whom are still in the hospital.
Kidron Amaziah Deal is still in critical condition with a bullet in his neck and is on a ventilator. Howard Boone, Jr. is also in critical condition with spinal chord damage. Anfernee Kirlands has been released from the hospital.
Jones, Jr.'s next court appearance is set for Monday, April 23 at 9 a.m.