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Police: Gaffney restaurant burglarized hours after owner shot

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Eddie Jerome Motts (Source: Cherokee Co. Detention) Eddie Jerome Motts (Source: Cherokee Co. Detention)
Door replaced after burglary at Harold's Restaurant (Mar. 27, 2018/FOX Carolina) Door replaced after burglary at Harold's Restaurant (Mar. 27, 2018/FOX Carolina)
Harold's Restaurant in Gaffney. (3/26/18 FOX Carolina) Harold's Restaurant in Gaffney. (3/26/18 FOX Carolina)
Harold's Restaurant in Gaffney. (3/26/18 FOX Carolina) Harold's Restaurant in Gaffney. (3/26/18 FOX Carolina)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Gaffney Police Department said just hours after authorities responded to gunshot victims at at Harold's Restaurant, the restaurant was burglarized.

Gaffney officers received the call regarding two individuals with gunshot wounds at the restaurant on N. Limestone Street 7:45 p.m. 

The two individuals who were shot were transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital where they underwent surgery.

One of the victims is owner of Harold's Restaurant.

The chief said a suspect was taken into custody. He was identified as Eddie Jerome Motts, who is charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Motts appeared in bond court on Tuesday where he was denied bond. During the hearing, Motts spoke to the judge, saying, "you're exactly right, that's what happened" and saying there were two others he wanted to "finish off."

His sister spoke at the hearing and said he is not in a right state of mind.

Motts apologized during the hearing.

Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, police said a male suspect broke into the back of Harold's Restaurant and stole beer. Officers said they do not believe the burglary is connected to the shooting.

The Gaffney Police Department released surveillance video of the suspect, who is seen entering the restaurant and loading beer into a trash can before leaving with the bag.

WATCH: Beer thief caught on camera in Gaffney restaurant

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