Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Roadside Shooting in Lexington

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)– An Orangeburg man is charged with attempted murder for shooting at two people after crashing into their car.

Lexington County deputies arrested Martel Dekarlos Gaddis, 34, Saturday morning and charged him with attempted murder.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of Kitti Wake Drive and Emanuel Church Road. Deputies say witnesses and evidence they collected determined Gaddis fired a handgun multiple times toward a man and woman after he crashed into the back of their car.

Gaddis is charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

Gaddis was arrested at a convenience store near the incident location, according to deputies. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

The investigation into the shooting is still open.

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