1 shot during attempted repossession in Gaffney


Russell Smith (Courtesy: Cleveland County Detention Center)

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – One man was injured and another arrested following a shooting in Gaffney.

Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner said the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday on Beltline Road.

Skinner said a man was attempting to repossess a tractor trailer truck when he was shot following a brief argument.

The victim was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Skinner did not know the victim’s condition.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Russell J. Smith, left the scene. He was later arrested in Cleveland County, N.C.

Skinner said Smith will be charged with attempted murder.

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