A 69-year-old Kershaw County man is in jail on attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a man who was dating his granddaughter.
Heyward B. Jacobs was arrested at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly shot the man in the chest with a 9mm pistol. Jacobs, his granddaughter and the boyfriend had previously argued about the use of Jacobs’ truck, which she was driving at the time of the shooting, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Neither the granddaughter, who lived with Jacobs, nor the boyfriend were identified.
The granddaughter took her boyfriend to Palmetto Health Richland hospital for treatment before sheriff’s deputies arrived, according to a press release. The wound didn’t enter the man’s chest and was considered superficial, the release said.
Jacobs is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. The victim is being kept in the hospital for observation but is expected to be released soon, the release said.