Upstate man sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to shooting woman after argument

Monquez J. Young. (Source: Solicitor)

An Upstate man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of probation on Tuesday after admitting to shooting a woman at a Spartanburg County apartment complex.

The solicitor said, 27-year-old Monquez J. Young pleaded guilty to attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging a firearm and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

Young admitted to the June 2017 shooting of a 29-year-old woman at the Highland Crossing Apartments on Highland Avenue. Per the solicitor, the woman said she was hanging out with Young's sister at the house and Young was invited over. She said Young was intoxicated and ended up getting into an argument with the victim and her 10-year-old son.

When Young was asked to leave, he fired a shot through a door that hit the victim's arm and lodged in her abdomen, the solicitor said.

The victim had to undergo multiple surgeries as a result of the injury.

Young's criminal history includes convictions for possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

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