SWAT team arrests 17-year-old suspected of shooting juveniles in Georgetown County

SWAT team arrests 17-year-old suspected of shooting juveniles in Georgetown County
Members of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team has arrested a teenager suspected of shooting two juveniles. (Source: Live 5)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Members of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team have arrested a 17-year-old suspected of shooting two juveniles.

Sheriff Carter Weaver said Nigel Catrell-Vernard Thompson was arrested in connection to the shooting that happened on Exodus Drive in Plantersville on Monday.

GCSO officials said Thompson will be tried as an adult.

Around 3 p.m. on Thursday, the SWAT team executed a search warrant in Plantersville and took the suspect into custody.

He is charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.

The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected.

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