Deputies charge man in deadly shooting in Spartanburg Co.

Douglas McArthur Thomas Jr. (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office)
Douglas McArthur Thomas Jr. (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office)

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – A man has been charged after a deadly shooting on Indy Lane in Inman early Monday morning.

Officers responded to the call around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

spartanburg-county-deadly-shooting-2The coroner says 37-year-old Richard Woodrow Paddack of Cowpens died at Spartanburg Medical Center almost an hour later.

Deputies have charged 41-year-old Douglas McArthur Thomas Jr. with the killing.

Thomas lived at the home, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Thomas confessed to shooting the victim and led investigators to the gun used in killing.

The motive for the deadly shooting remains under investigation.

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