3 shot in Greenwood, suspects arrested after chase in Newberry Co.

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GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people have been taken into custody following a shooting in Greenwood and a chase that ended in Newberry County.

The Greenwood Police Department officials said officers responded to the shooting Monday at about 11:25 p.m. on Pearl Street.

Three men were shot, but Greenwood Police officials said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office officials said Greenwood County deputies chased a Kia, which was believed to be involved in the shooting, to the intersection of Highway 34 and Highway 39 in Newberry County. At that point, two men jumped out of the vehicle in Chappells Crossroads and ran into the woods toward the Saluda River.

Deputies said one suspect, 18-year-old Quindaris Washington, was found hiding in Chappells by SLED agents and deputies using K-9s.

The second suspect, 20-year-old Michael Andre Butler, Jr., was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after he was spotted by a citizen near Sharpe Road.

A deputy began searching the area and found the suspect near the edge of the woods.

Both suspects have been taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center.

Butler is charged with three counts of Attempted Murder, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and SLED searched for the man Tuesday morning. Tracking teams, K-9s and aviation assets were also used.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Greenwood Police at (864) 942-8401.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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