Deputies: Starr man charged in shooting of son-in-law after family fight
Deputies outside of the First Avenue home where the shooting took place. (Jan. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Kenneth Brock (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center)
Deputies have First Avenue in Starr blocked off. (Jan. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
STARR, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Anderson County deputies said a man has been charged after he shot his son-in-law at a home in Starr Thursday morning.
Lt. Sheila Cole with Anderson County deputies said the victim was shot about 9:45 a.m. and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Following the shooting, Cole said deputies surrounded the area to keep an eye on a house along First Avenue where they said the shooter was located. The intersection of First Avenue and Hebron Church Road was shutdown as deputies set up a perimeter before the shooter was taken into custody.
About 11:10 a.m., Cole said they took the suspect into custody and called off the large law enforcement presence. Cole said the suspect was 68-year-old Kenneth Brock, of Starr, and he was the victim's father-in-law. She said he was taken to the sheriff's office for questioning.
Cole said the victim, 48-year-old Clyde Tippins, Jr., was shot in the upper leg and is expected to be OK. Deputies have not said what led up to the shooting.
On Friday, investigator charged Brock with attempted murder in an apparent domestic dispute, Cole said.
Prior to being charged with attempted murder, Brock was held at the Anderson County Detention Center on a possession of a firearm, a convicted felon charge, which stemmed from a 1995 conviction for manufacturing or possession of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $25,000 and the judge said he can not have contact with the victim.
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