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Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

Greenville County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man and charged him in connection to a shooting Friday afternoon.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Jonathan Smith stated that 22-year-old Randall Lee Batson Jr., of Greenville, was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

According to Smith, Batson was involved in an altercation with a female acquaintance on Lily Pond Road around 2 p.m. Friday. A warrant states that Batson forcibly struck the woman's vehicle with his own and caused her to go off the road. He then fired several shots at the woman and her vehicle, but she was not hit.

After deputies arrived at the scene, they learned that Batson had fled the scene and was likely at a home at 5 Courtney Circle. Deputies went to the home and noticed a car matching the description given to them by the victim in the driveway. Smith said that the deputies knocked on the door, but did not receive an answer. They received information that led them to believe he was inside, but he was not coming out and the sheriff's office SWAT Team was called in to assist.

Deputies made contact with Batson, Smith said. After nearly two and a half hours at the scene, investigators learned that Batson was not at the home. After speaking with family members, Batson turned himself into authorities at the Greenville Law Enforcement Center around 7 pm.

Smith stated that additional charges are pending. 

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