Laurinburg police make arrest in shooting; victim in ‘very critical’ condition

Eugene Johnson Jr.
Eugene Johnson Jr.(Source: Scotland County Detention Center)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:59 AM EDT
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LAURINBURG, S.C. (WMBF) – A man is accused of shooting another man just one day after he got out of jail on similar charges, according to online records.

Laurinburg police were called at 10:15 p.m. Friday to Tara Drive where they found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

He was flown to a hospital where police said he is listed in ‘very critical condition.’

Arrest warrants were issued for 30-year-old Eugene Johnson Jr. who was arrested on Saturday night along Woodlawn Drive.

He faces several charges, including first-degree attempted murder and discharging a firearm within an enclosure.

He’s currently being held at the Scotland County Detention Center under no bond.

Online records show that Johnson had just been released on Thursday after posting a $300,000 bond. He had been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm in the city and communication threats.

The Laurinburg Police Department thanked residents for their help in the capture of Johnson.

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