Woman shot after argument erupts at South Carolina Applebee’s; man charged

GREENWOOD, S.C. — A woman was shot Friday night after an argument at an Applebee’s restaurant in South Carolina, authorities said.

Joseph Raekwon Rapp, 23, of Greenwood, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, The State newspaper of Columbia reported.

The woman, whose name and condition were not disclosed, was shot twice in the upper body, according to Greenville police. She was taken to an area hospital for surgery, WHNS reported.

Officers responded to a shooting tonight at Applebee's on Bypass 72 NE. What we know is that a male and female were in...

Posted by Greenwood Police Department on Friday, January 17, 2020

According to a news release, Rapp and the woman were arguing in the crowded restaurant around 9:21 p.m., WSPA reported.

Greenwood police Maj. T.J. Chaudoin said the relationship between the two was not immediately clear, but describe the incident as a domestic situation, the Index-Journal of Greenwood reported.

“Obviously there were a lot of people eating here tonight who were very startled,” Chaudoin told the newspaper.

Rapp fled the restaurant but later turned himself in at the Greenwood County Detention Center, the newspaper reported. According to the public index, Rapp was out on bond while awaiting trial, the Index-Journal reported.

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