Lexington, SC 10/28/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Captain Adam Myrick, spokesperson for Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, said late Thursday that the person arrested for shooting a teen on Lawson Road between Pelion and Fairview around noon that day was just a teen himself. According to Myrick, the shooter was 17 years old.
After his arrest, he was transported to the SC Department of Juvenile Justice where he was kept overnight. Myrick said that he has been charged with second-degree assault and battery and pointing and presenting a firearm.
Neighbors have said that the victim, who is expected to survive, is also a teen just 2 years older than the shooter. He was transported away from the scene where a Lexington County EMS unit picked him up and transported him to a medical center for treatment. Although there are all types of rumors swirling around his current health and condition, nothing regarding his actual health has been released by the Sheriff’s Department or his family.