Man charged in shooting near Cannons Campground Rd. in Spartanburg

James Lee Sarratt Jr.
James Lee Sarratt Jr.

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man in a shooting on Idlewood Court near Cannons Campground Road.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call around 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Before officers arrived on scene, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Deputies found a victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The shooting victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

It appears that an older couple got into a fight and a younger couple tried to intervene on behalf of the older female victim, deputies say. That’s when deputies say the suspect, identified as James Lee Sarratt Jr., 48, of Spartanburg pointed a gun at four people and shot a male.

Sarratt has been charged with attempted murder, high and aggravated domestic violence, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and four counts each of pointing and presenting a firearm.

Deputies say the victim is out of surgery, but his current condition was not immediately known.

Sarratt is also in the hospital just before 7 p.m. Friday for injuries he claims he received.

Idlewood Court
Idlewood Court

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