Leesville man charged in weekend shooting

A Leesville man is accused of trying to kill a man after an argument prompted a shooting early Sunday morning.

Daryll Jamar Thompson, 58, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on the information detectives have confirmed during their investigation, Thompson shot a rifle multiple times toward the victim while at the victim’s property in the 400 block of West Hampton Street in Leesville Sunday,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The victim was struck by a round in the neck.”

The shooting victim’s medical team said he is expected to recover, according to Koon.

“Deputies arrested Thompson after an hours-long search Sunday morning,” Koon said.

Thompson is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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