PICKENS — A disagreement between strangers ended in violence and an attempted murder charge being levied against an Easley man.
Philip Javin Valentine, 24, of Liberty, and Jeremy Lee Basquette, 21, of Easley, were visiting separate individuals in the same residence on Aug. 14 when a disagreement between the two erupted and ended in shots being fired. The details of the disagreement have not been released by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting occurred at a residence located at 1506 Robert P. Jeanes Road in Easley around 6:45 p.m., according to incident reports. Valentine was transported to Cannon Memorial Hospital where he was interviewed by PCSO officers at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The investigation at the hospital determined the incident was “the result of a verbal confrontation that turned physical.”
Following interviews with the victim, officers then interviewed several witnesses at the scene where it was determined Valentine and Basquette are strangers.
At approximately 8 p.m., Basquette was arrested at Cannon Hospital where he had gone for treatment of a laceration to the back of his head that he suffered during the altercation.
Valentine, who drove himself to the hospital, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg. According to reports, he has been treated and since released.
Basquette is currently being detained in the Pickens County Detention Center where he is being held on one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.