Deputies: Suspect connected to Georgetown County shooting in custody

Deputies: Suspect connected to Georgetown County shooting in custody
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Deputies say they have a suspect in custody in connection to a shooting in Georgetown County.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that Elbert Pyatt was taken into custody after he fled a traffic stop on Browns Ferry Road. A firearm was later found in the area after he was arrested.

Pyatt is accused of shooting a fellow passenger late Friday while they were both in a vehicle on U.S. 521 coming from Andrews toward Georgetown.

Deputies said the victim was shot in the leg and then left on the side of the road near a gas station before being discovered by a passerby.

Pyatt is charged with attempted murder, with other charges pending.

He’s being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

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