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Police arrest man wanted for attempted murder following Georgetown shooting

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 5:03 AM EDT
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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown Police Department says a man accused of attempted murder has been arrested.

Police say Robert Justin Britt, 41, was taken into custody in the Rose Hill section of Georgetown County by members of the Georgetown Police Department and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Britt was being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Authorities say Britt was in a fight with another man in which he shot at the victim and hit him several times in the head. These injuries were life-threatening, police say.

Georgetown officers were dispatched to the Georgetown Memorial Hospital to speak with the victim who had been injured at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. They say they were accompanied by deputies from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, officers say they met with the person who drove the victim to the hospital.

Police say the driver thought the fight took place near Stevenson Street and Church Street. This is an active crime scene and police say investigators are processing the scene for evidence.

“This is a great example of Law Enforcement and the Community working together for a common good to bring this case to a quick resolution,” Interim-Chief William Pierce said. ‘We also want to thank the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case.”

The Georgetown Police Department says more information will be released as it becomes available. They ask anyone with any information about this incident to please contact the department at 843-545-4300. Additionally the department’s separate “Tip Line” is 843-545-4400.

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