Florence police release name of shooting suspect
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:03:41 GMT —
Florence police were called to South Cashua Drive just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a man shooting at another man.
Police say Travis Truett, 31, fired several shots at the man, hitting him in the thigh just minutes after assaulting his wife outside a Florence restaurant. The man was able to run to a nearby store to get help and is expected to be okay.
The shooting happened near a strip mall on South Cashua Drive, but the incident started with two confrontations inside Creek Ratz restaurant.
Witnesses and police say Truett learned his wife and her friend, the man he's accused of shooting, were at Creek Ratz. Witnesses inside the restaurant say Truett came into the bar, grabbed his wife by the arm and the two went outside.
Police say Truett beat his wife in the parking lot, and then she left in her car. We're told Truett then went back in the restaurant and assaulted his wife's friend. Police say he ran out of the restaurant, followed by Truett.
They say Truett fired the shots at the man as he was trying to run to a nearby gas station.
Police have a warrant to arrest Truett on charges of attempted murder and criminal domestic violence.
He's believed to be driving his pickup truck with a South Carolina tag P-412643. No other description of the truck has been released.
If you've seen Travis Dixon Truett, you're asked to call police.