Man investigated in Blyth Road shooting
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:52 AM
One man was arrested Tuesday following a shooting in south Greenwood that left a victim hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Larry Hawes Jr., 30, of 1508 Rockhouse Road, Greenwood, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime in connection with the incident, according to city officials.
According to a city police report, officers responded to Self Regional Medical Center and talked to the victim, who said she and the suspect were sitting in a car parked on Blyth Road talking when the man became angry and shot her in the left thigh with a small black revolver.
Police found the suspect waiting in the family lobby of the hospital when they arrived. When questioned about the shooting, the man refused to provide any information saying he did not know anything and became confrontational with officers. After talking to the man, police arrested the man and performed a gunshot residue test on his hands, according to the report. Records indicated the man had felony convictions in his background and was not allowed to possess a firearm.