Report: Man shot in the leg over drag racing debt

Report: Man shot in the leg over drag racing debt

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have arrested a 43-year-old man accused in a shooting over a drag racing debt.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's office arrested Kendall Lamont Ellis of Hemingway and charged him with one count of attempted murder.

Ellis surrendered to the sheriff's office on Friday. His charge stems from an incident on June 28 on Nesmith Road in  Nesmith.

According to Investigators, Ellis shot the 33-year-old victim after an altercation.

"Ellis shot the victim after he refused to pay the debt for a drag race," WCSO officials said."The victim was flown to an area hospital for medical treatment."

An affidavit states Ellis shot the victim twice, one of which resulted in a shot to the leg which disabled the victim.

Investigators said the suspect then approached the victim who was lying on the ground and used the butt of the gun to hit the victim across the head.

According to authorities, the victim is still recovering from his gunshot wound.

"The suspect will appear before a Williamsburg County Magistrate of an explanation of the Charge against him," WCSO officials said.

Ellis will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until bond is posted.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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