From staff reports
On Tuesday, June 22, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 17-year-old Zayvion Moon of Burton on two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime in connection with a June 16 graduation party shooting at the Grays Hill Community Center.
Moon turned himself in to investigators at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center in Beaufort and was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:45 p.m. on June 16, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a graduation party at the Grays Hill Community Center on Bruce K. Smalls Drive in Grays Hill.
As responding deputies approached, they observed two vehicles leaving the area. While some deputies proceeded to the scene, other deputies followed the vehicles to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH), where they learned that two of the vehicles’ occupants were gunshot victims: one adult male and one juvenile female.
The juvenile female sustained minor wounds and was treated at BMH, while the male, who sustained serious wounds, was transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Witnesses advised that the two victims were shot inside the community center during the party.
Through forensic evidence and numerous interviews of witnesses, investigators identified the subject responsible for the shooting as Moon. Investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and obtained warrants for Moon’s arrest.