Soon after he was taken into custody, Abrian Dayquan Sabb allegedly described the April 10 shooting in the Regional Medical Center emergency department.

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Investigators allege he talked about how he jumped over a desk in the emergency room, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle and watched someone drop to the ground.

Those details are found in additional reports released by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

RMC shooting suspect allegedly broke into neighbor’s home, took gun back

Sabb, 23, of Casa Court, is facing one charge each of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in a shooting incident that occurred around 8:50 a.m. on April 10.

Investigators allege Sabb entered the Regional Medical Center with a weapon and shot an employee, injuring him.

According to the newly released reports, Sabb told sheriff’s office investigators that he’d been “having trouble” with schizophrenia and needed his medication.

Sabb told investigators his pistol accidentally discharged during an altercation with his girlfriend the day before the shooting incident at the hospital.

He and his girlfriend went to Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center for help that Tuesday. The center’s staff asked him to return on Friday, he said.

Instead of returning on Friday, he and his girlfriend decided to go to RMC to get treatment the next morning.

After arriving at RMC at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, staff took a blood sample. He became mad and left, Sabb said.

He left his girlfriend at the hospital.

Sabb told deputies that he went to a friend’s house where he forced the door open and searched until he found his semi-automatic rifle.

He returned to RMC, pulled the door open and jumped over the desk, according to reports. He went into the back.

An investigator noted that all Sabb remembered was that he fired the rifle several times down the hall and that someone dropped to the ground.

He put the rifle down and put his hands up, Sabb told investigators.

When officers approached him, Sabb said he “did it,” the report said. That’s when they placed him in handcuffs.

“He admitted that he forced his way in there. He fired the weapon there also,” an investigator wrote in a report.

It wasn’t Sabb’s first time being involved in a shooting incident, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

On Sept. 8, 2018, at 6:29 p.m., a Casa Court man called deputies to report that a bullet struck him in the arm.

The man said that he was at his residence with his sister when a bullet came through the wall and struck him in the arm.

According to a sheriff’s office incident report, Sabb allegedly told deputies that he accidentally fired the handgun inside of his residence and the bullet traveled through the wall and struck his neighbor’s arm.

Sabb told deputies he was taking the bullet out of the chamber when it went off.

Sabb’s girlfriend told deputies she was asleep during the incident, but they could search a kitchen cabinet for the handgun.

The neighbor with the gunshot wound received treatment and was released.

Deputies took the handgun for safekeeping, the incident report states.

Sabb was not charged in the incident.

In addition to the charges from the RMC shooting incident, Sabb is facing a first-degree burglary charge and an additional count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for allegedly forcing his way into his neighbor’s home. Investigators allege he broke into the home to take his semi-automatic rifle that his girlfriend and brother placed there for safekeeping.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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