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Deputies: Greenville man flees Midlands shooting, arrested on I-26

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Troopers stopped the wanted SUV along I-26 in Laurens County on Tuesday. (Aug. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Troopers stopped the wanted SUV along I-26 in Laurens County on Tuesday. (Aug. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Juan Hernandez-Torres (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center) Juan Hernandez-Torres (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center)
CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Laurens County deputies said they were called in to help after the Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle that was connected to a shooting in the Midlands.

Deputies said troopers pulled over a Ford Expedition that was traveling west on Interstate 26 near mile marker 55 Tuesday night.

Deputies said that two men inside the car were detained until Lexington County deputies arrived.

Maj. John Allard with the Lexington County Sheriff's Office said a man was shot in the chest outside a business on Dubbs Avenue near West Columbia around 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Allard said Lexington County deputies advised troopers to be on the lookout for a vehicle and license plate that was later spotted and stopped in Laurens County.

According to Allard, two men were arrested and a handgun was recovered from the SUV. He said Lexington County deputies traveled to Laurens County Tuesday night to interview the two men before filing charges.

Allard said the accused gunman, 38-year-old Juan Hernandez-Torres of Greenville, was charged with attempted murder. He said the passenger was also arrested by troopers during the traffic stop.

The victim was an acquaintance of Hernandez-Torres, and his gunshot wounds appeared to be non-life threatening, Allard said.

Anyone with information on the West Columbia shooting is asked to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at 803-785-8230 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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