COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of shooting into a car with two people inside and attempting to murder a man on Friday, Nov. 17.
Per a CCSO representative, 37-year-old Douglas Blake Freeman is accused of shooting his pistol into a car with two people inside at Buckhead Road near Bolton, a rural residential area.
One man was shot and a woman was unintentionally ran over by a car as the man attempted to flee from Freeman.
In an update provided on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office states that the man “remains in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg and torso areas.”
“[The male victim] was attempting to escape the barrage of gunfire and unintentionally ran over a female that was on scene during the incident. She was transported to Columbus Regional Healthcare Center where she was treated for minor injuries.”
Freeman was charged with attempted first degree murder and discharging weapon into occupied property. As of Wednesday, he is being held under a $500,000 secured bond.
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