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Suspect charged with attempted murder following saturday morning shooting‏
Monday, August 6, 2012

Lancaster, SC – On Saturday, 08/04/2012 at approximately 12:18 am Deputies were dispatched to a residence on JB Denton Rd. in Lancaster after receiving a report of an assault and a shooting. Upon arrival Deputies found the resident (William Lee Adams W/M DOB: 12/09/1969 Address: 2120 JB Denton Rd. Lancaster) at that location with multiple injuries. Deputies also located James David Phillips (W/M DOB: 02/04/1971 Address: 1822 Bennett Rd.) at his residence nearby. Phillips had been shot one time. Crime Scene Investigators and Criminal Investigators responded to the scene and began a detailed investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation it is believed that both parties actively and willing participated in a physical confrontation in the roadway in front of Adams’ residence. During that confrontation, Adams produced a handgun and shot Phillips.

Adams was arrested on Sunday, August 5th and remains incarcerated at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. He has been charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

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