Man denied bond on attempted murder charges after shooting near One 80 Place Tuesday

Walter Pearsey (Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center)

A judge Wednesday denied bond for a man accused of pulling a gun and shooting at two people as they walked down Meeting Street from a nearby homeless shelter Tuesday.

Walter English Pearsey remains jailed at the Charleston County Detention Center, charged with two counts of attempted murder and a weapons violation following his bond court appearance.

Charleston Police say Pearsey approached two people on Meeting Street Tuesday as they walked away from One 80 Place homeless shelter, pulled a gun, and fired it multiple times at the two people.

According to police, a woman was shot five times in her arms and abdomen as she ran away from Pearsey, suffering life threatening injuries.

No motive has been released by police for Pearsey’s alleged crimes.

Pearsey's bond on the weapon charge is set at $200,000. He can request bond on the attempted murder charges from a circuit judge at a later date.

The investigation of the shooting is ongoing.

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