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Jy-quez Tereon Koger

Koger

An 18-year-old is accused of shooting a man five times on Wednesday.

Jy-quez Tereon Koger of 370 George Pickett Street is facing one count each of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

A woman told officers that she, her friend and the victim arrived at the park near Tucker Street to smoke marijuana, according to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report.

She said each of them exited the vehicle and the victim entered the park to break up a fight.

She then heard five gunshots and saw the victim walking toward her. He appeared to be injured.

When the victim returned to the vehicle, she drove him to the hospital.

The victim told officers that his little brother told him about someone wanting to fight his little sister, the report said.

He told officers that when he arrived at the park, the fight was already in progress and he attempted to break it up.

Warrants state the victim suffered five gunshot wounds, with one bullet remaining lodged near his liver.

Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson denied Koger’s bond on Friday morning.

If convicted, Koger faces up to 30 years in prison.

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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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