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One arrested, one wanted in Three Fountains area shooting

Lexington, SC 09/19/2021 – Two men are accused of forcing a Lexington man out of a home on Platt Springs Road near Three Foutains and shooting him.

Bobby James Murphy III, 27, and Burton William Chavis, 32, are charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. Murphy, a resident of Elgin, was arrested Saturday. Deputies are still searching for Chavis, who lives in North.

"Based on witness statements and other information detectives have confirmed, Chavis and Murphy were armed with a gun when they forced a man out of a home early Tuesday morning." Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. "They then tried to force him into a car before shooting him in the lower body."

A shot from Chavis struck the victim, according to Koon.

"Both suspects left the home in a car and deputies were called to the scene a short time later," Koon said.

Tips on Chavis' location can be shared with Crimestoppers by calling 888-274-6372 or by using the Crimestoppers app.


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