Bond set at $25,000 for suspect in South Carolina mall shooting

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The suspect in Saturday’s South Carolina mall shooting that left 14 injured was given a $25,000 bond, according to the Columbia Police Department.

A South Carolina judge ordered Jewayne Price, a 22-year-old black male, to be placed on house arrest if bond is made; allowing him to travel to and from work under the condition that he wears an ankle monitor, Fox News reports.

“We don’t believe this was random,” Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook said during a press brief. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire.”

South Carolina state representative Todd Rutherford, who is also Price’s attorney, said after the bond hearing that the judge granted low bail because Price allegedly acted in self-defense.

“It was unprovoked by him. He called the police, turned himself in, turned over the firearm that was used in this, and gave a statement to the Columbia Police Department,” Rutherford said, according to WIS. “That is why he got a $25,000 bond.”

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