GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Tuesday, the mother of a drive-by shooting victim appeared in court to face the accused shooter as he stood before a judge. 

Police arrested 19-year-old Jermaine Alan Gipson, Jr in connection to a drive-by shooting that happened on June 14.  

Lt. Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said deputies got the call from Mayflower Ave. around 1:20 a.m. He says a white car reportedly drove up and stopped in front of the home. At that point, at least one person from inside the car fired multiple shots.

Lt. Flood said it appears the shooting stemmed from a disagreement on social media that resulted in Gipson finding out where the victim lived then driving to the home and shooting him. 

Terri Cochran said her son, CJ Jarrett, was sitting on the front porch enjoying a cigarette when he was hit by the gunfire.

On Tuesday, Cochran appeared in bond court as Gipson faced a judge saying,"He didn't just shoot up my house. He tried to kill my son. His intentions when he came to my house was to kill my son...and to kill us."

Cochran said her son was hit four times. Two bullets hit him in the abdomen, the arm, and an artery.

Jarrett was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and Cochran said he has underwent three surgeries as of Friday morning. She said doctors are considering a possible leg amputation as well.

Bullets also entered the home, damaging doors and walls inside.

Cochran told FOX Carolina they have only lived at the home for two months and have no idea who could be behind the shooting.

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Deputies say Gipson was arrested and transported to the Greenville County Detention Center.  

At his bond hearing on Tuesday, Gipson was denied bond will have to appear before a circuit court judge at a later date. 

After leaving court Cochran spoke to reporters about Gipson saying, "My heart hurts for him, you know, because he's ruined his life for nothing." Cochran went on to say she would pray for Gipson and his family. 

When asked about her son's condition, Cochran fought back tears and said,"He has a long road ahead of him. He's progressing everyday, but as far as getting up and being normal...I'm not sure, and neither are the doctors. So we're just taking it one day at a time and sometimes one hour at a time." 

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