A man wanted on charges of attempted murder turned himself in to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department this morning and was arrested, but not before he tried but failed to shoot himself twice in the parking lot.
Jerome White, 38, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and two counts of pointing and presenting.
White is suspected of shooting a victim Tuesday at a residence on Keystone Drive, Hopkins. Responding deputies called for an ambulance and the victim was taken to Palmetto Health Richland with a hand wound.
Investigators say witnesses reported seeing White and the victim arguing. The witnesses left when White presented the handgun, the department said.
White came to the sheriff’s department at 9 a.m. today with an attorney. The department said White tried to shoot himself twice when he arrived, but the his gun misfired both times. He was subdued without further incident and is now at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center waiting for a bond hearing.