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An Orangeburg man is accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home to take back his weapon only minutes before he allegedly shot an employee of the Regional Medical Center.

Abrian Dayquan Sabb, 23, of Casa Court, Orangeburg, was already facing charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in the shooting incident.

He’s now facing two additional charges: first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

A Casa Court woman reported Wednesday that Sabb’s girlfriend gave her his weapon for safekeeping, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

She told a deputy that around 8:40 a.m., she heard someone ring her doorbell.

When she asked the person to identify himself, he said “Six!”

She told him to wait because she was preparing to go to school.

At that moment, Sabb allegedly forced his way into her home and began, “looking around as if he was searching for something.”

The woman said she didn’t know what he was trying to find at that moment.

She told the deputy that Sabb looked around the residence, found the firearm, loaded it, fired it two or three times inside of the residence and then left, the report said.

Another neighbor reportedly saw “a very big male get out of a truck” and kick in the woman’s door.

As he was speaking with the woman and her neighbor, the deputy received a call about the active shooter incident in the hospital’s emergency department and had to leave.

According to sheriff’s office reports, Sabb allegedly used a long gun at the hospital less than 10 minutes after his neighbor reported the break-in.

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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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