Man arrested at Florence motel after shooting, assault

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 9:35 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2022 at 6:20 PM EDT
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - A man is in custody after a shooting and assault in Florence.

Capt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department said officers responded to the 100 block of South Homestead Drive at around 6:40 p.m. after reports of the shooting.

A gunshot victim and an assault victim were found when officers arrived. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect, later identified as Fransisko Reyes Tursios, was then found at a motel on West Lucas Street and initially refused to come out after being called out by officers and deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Tursios was taken into custody after exiting the room following the use of tear gas.

He’s now charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharge of a firearm in the city.

Online records show Tursios is being held at the Florence County Detention Center as of Saturday. He was denied bond on the attempted murder charges.

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