Man Pulls Out Gun At A South Carolina Club - Stopped Immediately By An Armed Patron

A nightclub is facing suspension after a man opened fire into a crowd outside Playoffz in South Carolina. Jody Ray Thompson is facing multiple attempted murder charges after police say he pulled a gun out after getting into an argument with another man around 3:30 a.m., then fired several shots at people outside the club.

"His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg," Lt. Kevin Bobo told FOX Carolina.

Bobo reports that the man who shot 32-year-old Thompson had a valid gun permit, is cooperating with investigators and won’t face charges.

"Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic," said Bobo. "It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect."

None of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries, according to Bobo. Thompson was arrested on four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon and held at Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Subsequently, Playoffz nighclub had its license suspended by a council member who said the club had a history of complaints and run-ins with law enforcement.

Source: Fox Carolina
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