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Police: Ware Shoals shooting justified, stepson to be charged

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Scene on Wood Street where a man was airlifted to the hospital. Scene on Wood Street where a man was airlifted to the hospital.
WARE SHOALS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man was airlifted to the hospital after being shot multiple times during a family dispute on Wednesday night, according to Ware Shoals Police Chief Harry Irick.

Irick said police responded to a call at a home on Wood Street in Greenwood County, where a family and their three kids live. He said an argument broke out after the wife's 41-year-old son came to the house, making trouble and refusing to leave.

The man's stepfather was eventually able to get him out, but he returned and continued to cause commotion at the door, Irick said.

According to the report, the man warned his stepson to leave two more times before shooting him three times in the upper torso.

Irick said the 41-year-old tried to fight with his stepfather as he was loaded onto the stretcher before being flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The stepfather was taken into custody at the time of the shooting, but Irick said he will not be charged, as they have ruled it justified. 

He said the stepson is still in the hospital and will officially be charged once he is released.

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