Man shot by fmr. stepdad, went to home with intent to assault him, deputies say

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man faces charges after he went to his former stepfather’s home with the intent to assault him.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies were called to a home on Miller Road in Woodruff at around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday after a homeowner called 911 and said he had shot an unknown man who had broken into his trailer.

When deputies arrived on-scene, they found the suspect — Bobby Joe Williams, 33, of Inman — on a dirt road nearby and saw he had a single gunshot wound to his shoulder area.

Williams was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment after EMS personnel evaluated him at the scene.

After learning the suspect’s identity, the homeowner told deputies that Williams was his former stepson.

Evidence collected from a vehicle driven to the scene indicated that Williams went to the home “with the intent of assaulting the victim.”

At the hospital, investigators interviewed Williams, who claimed that the homeowner had mistreated him and his brother when they were younger.

Sheriff’s Office officials said Williams did not give deputies an explanation as to why he decided to confront the homeowner Tuesday.

The case was presented to a magistrate judge, who found probable cause to issue warrants charging Williams with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault and battery.

Williams remains hospitalized at this time. His injuries were said to be non life-threatening.

Once released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Miller Road scene (WSPA)
Medical helicopter spotted near the scene of a reported breaking and entering in which person was shot Tuesday morning (WSPA).

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