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19-year-old arrested, accused of shooting into passing minivan

Kristofer Jaiwon Thomas
Kristofer Jaiwon Thomas(Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 4:04 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Gaston man accused of shooting into a minivan in May.

Kristofer Jaiwon Thomas, 19, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

A 17-year-old was also arrested in connection with this case. His identity will not be released because he is under the age of 18.

“Detectives have determined Thomas and the co-defendant were walking down Casa Dell Road in Gaston when they fired several shots into a passing minivan,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The minivan was hit at least four times. Nobody was injured.”

Thomas and the 17-year-old are being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

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