Jasper County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in drive-by shooting

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in drive-by shooting
Malik Bostick (Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Office)

JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says an arrest has been made in a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday night.

Deputies responded to the Mitchelville community for the reported drive-by. They say a 10-year-old boy was hit in the leg by a bullet while he was getting ready for bed.

Investigators arrested Malik Bostick Thursday night and charged him with the attempted murder of the six people who were also inside the home, as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

“Five people and one 10-year-old boy in the house, and the 10-year-old was complaining of a gunshot wound to the leg,” said Jake Higgins, Public Information Officer, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators are unsure of what the motive was, but they do know there is a history between the two families. They say they were able to react so quickly because the community stepped in to help.

“We are really trying to change what we’re doing here and how we’re doing things here. Sheriff Malphrus is really adamant about us working with the community, and that’s really starting to pay dividends."

Higgins says as a result of the improved relations, the community was able to give tips leading to the arrest. As for the 10-year-old, the sheriff’s office says he is okay and is already talking about returning to school.

Bostick has been denied bond.

This investigation is ongoing.

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