Pelion man charged with attempted murder in shooting of brother

LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Pelion man is facing numerous charges after his brother suffered a gunshot wound Thursday night at a home on Highway 178 in Pelion.

John David Burroughs, 41, is charged with attempted murder for shooting his brother with a pistol, according to an arrest warrant. Other charges against Burroughs include unlawfully possessing a pistol, unlawfully possessing a sawed-off shotgun, unlawfully possessing a weapon during a violent crime and unlawfully possessing body armor, detectives said.

“Burroughs and his brother got into an argument that led to shots being fired,” Lexington Sheriff Jay Koon said.

Burroughs was arrested a short time after the incident when a K9 police dog successfully tracked him to a location in a wooded area near his home, according to Koon.

Burroughs is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a magistrate set bond for him Friday afternoon at $92,500.

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