Richland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect after he fired shots at a man who was repossessing the suspect’s ex-girlfriend’s vehicle Tuesday evening, according to department officials.
Lt. Curtis Wilson, a department spokesman, said David Tyrone Goins, 45, was charged with attempted murder and is currently being held at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Wilson said deputies responded to Goins’ home at the 1800 block of Morninghill Drive at 8 p.m. after Goins called 911 to report a motor vehicle theft.
According to Wilson, Goins told deputies that he observed a white male in his garage entering his vehicle with a key. Goins withdrew his gun, which was concealed on his person, and approached the man in the vehicle. The man then drove off and Goins fired shots at the vehicle, striking the victim in the upper body.
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Wilson said Goins did not initially tell deputies that he fired shots at the vehicle, which was later discovered by Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies when they located the vehicle and the victim near I-20 and S.C. 378.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Wilson said the victim was repossessing the car for the suspect’s ex-girlfriend. It was unclear if the victim worked for a company which repossesses vehicles.
Richland County Sheriff’s deputies charged Goins with attempted murder and arrested him.