UNION — An investigation of a shooting in the City of Union left a local man charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Travis Sientel Thompson, 35, of 717 North Church Street, Union, was charged around 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 by the Union Public Safety Department with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.
According to the incident report filed by the department, around 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Union Public Safety officers were dispatched to Dixie Curb Market, located at 503 South Church Street, Union, after being advised by 911 that there was a man shooting at someone in the parking lot. Officers were advised that the victim left the scene. When they arrived, officers observed several shell casings on the pavement.
After investigation, officers learned that the shooter was Thompson and that he discharged a firearm several times at a man while chasing him in the Dixie Curb Market parking lot. Arrest warrants stated Thompson struck a vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot. Warrants also stated the man Thompson was chasing was struck in the left shoulder, and another man was struck in the left forearm.
Thompson was taken the to Union County Jail after he was arrested Thursday evening.