An arrest has been made in connection with the alleged shooting of prominent South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murdaugh.

FITS News reports that the suspect is possibly known to the family patriarch, Alex Murdaugh, although the suspect’s name has not been released at this time. It’s also unclear what charges the mystery person is facing, but it involves the alleged shooting of Murdaugh.

Murdaugh was reportedly shot in the head by an unknown assailant while changing his tire earlier this month on a desolate road. The alleged shooting happened in the aftermath of Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son being shot to death.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, were found fatally shot on the family’s hunting property in Colleton County, South Carolina, on June 7. Alex Murdaugh first discovered the bodies that night, reportedly after returning home from visiting his ailing father in the hospital. His father, Randolph Murdaugh III, died later that week of natural causes.

Shortly after Alex Murdaugh’s alleged shooting, he was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, but it was later revealed that he had only received a superficial wound. A knife reportedly used to slash Murdaugh’s tires was found near the scene but a source claimed the knife was traced back to Murdaugh.

Police did not confirm or deny whether the knife belonged to Murdaugh.

Check back for updates.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast

[Feature Photo: Murdaugh Family/Facebook]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *