Port Royal police are looking for a 29-year-old man investigators say shot his ex-girlfriend in the face early Monday.
Stanley Moultrie of Poppy Hill Road in Burton was arguing with his ex-girlfriend at about 5 a.m. outside her apartment in Oak Hill Terrace off Ribaut Road, according to police spokesman Staff Sgt. Andre Massey.
The argument grew heated, and Moultrie pulled a handgun and fired two shots at close range, one of which struck his ex-girlfriend, Lashauna Sardinas, in the mouth, Massey said.
Moultrie ran, Sardinas was able to call 911. She was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Massey said.
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A hospital spokeswoman declined to provide an update on Sardinas' condition Wednesday.
Investigators have yet to determine details of the argument, Massey said.
Moultrie was described by police as black, about 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds.
Massey said he should be considered armed and dangerous.