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Upstate 17-year-old tries to kill another teen, warrants say

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Deputies said Thursday an Upstate teenager tried to kill another teen this week, and now he faces a string of charges, including attempted murder.

Oconee County deputies said they did not release the suspect's name because of his age.

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The victim told deputies the shooting happened on Tuesday on Jenkins Bridge Road near Highway 123, in Westminster, according to arrest warrants.

The victim said the 17-year-old boy shot at the vehicle the victim was driving, striking it at least three times, warrants said.

The warrant also was carrying a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

The 17-year-old suspect was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center Wednesday night on a temporary custody order, according to Master Deputy Jimmy Watt, with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

Watt said arrest warrants obtained Thursday charge the teen with:

  • Attempted murder
  • Possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime
  • Unlawful carrying of a pistol
  • Possession of a firearm with the serial number removed or obliterated
  • Discharging a firearm into a vehicle
  • Possession of marijuana

He said due to the severity of the crimes, the teen can be tried as an adult.

The suspect is being held on a bond of more than $90,000, Watt said.

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