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Solicitor: Man sentenced for attempted murder, stealing victim's vehicle and setting it on fire

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

10th Circuit Solicitor David Wagner announced the sentencing of an Anderson County man on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery. 

The solicitor said Demetrius Gambrell was sentenced to 17 years in jail to be served concurrently on both charges. 

According to the solicitor's office, Gambrell opened fire on a friend and shot him five times before leaving him in a ditch on the side of the road. Gambrell also stole the victim's vehicle, the solicitor said. 

The incident occurred on January 18, 2017. 

Solicitor Wagner said the vehicle was later found outside of Gambrell's house, where it had been set on fire. 

The solicitor said Gambrell then robbed the Stop-a-Minute on the 28 Bypass in Anderson County at gunpoint on January 31. Gambrell left the store in a red car while wearing a camouflage jacket and baseball hat.

According to the solicitor, Gambrell was arrested on February 2, 2017 in Louisiana in the red car, wearing the same clothing he wore during the armed robbery. 

The solicitor's office said officers in Louisiana recovered a .380 and ballistics testing matched the bullets recovered from the attempted murder victim. 

 “Violent acts such as these will not be tolerated in our jurisdiction. If you leave the State, we will bring you back, and bring you to justice," Solicitor Wagner said. 

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