COPS have reportedly arrested a suspect over the alleged shooting of legal dynasty heir Alex Murdaugh months after his wife and son’s murder.
Alex Murdaugh made headlines earlier this month after it was confirmed on September 4 that he was shot in the head.
Alex Murdaugh, right, is pictured with his family[/caption]
From left to right, the Murdaugh family: Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex[/caption]
Nearly two weeks after the shooting, law enforcement sources revealed an arrest was made in connection to Murdaugh’s shooting, WJFB reported.
Murdaugh was found shot in the head on the 15000 block of Salkehatchie Rd on September 4.
His lawyer, Jim Griffin, was the first to confirm the news and said that he was on his way to Charleston when he ran into car problems.
Murdaugh was airlifted to a hospital in Savannah. A family spokesperson later told NBC2 that Murdaugh was expected to survive the shooting.
“The Murdaugh family has suffered through more than any one family could ever imagine. We expect Alex to recover and ask for your privacy while he recovers,” the statement said.
In a statement on September 6 that did not address the shooting, Murdaugh said: “The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life.”
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The statement continued: “I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret. I’m resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders.
“I am immensely sorry to everyone I’ve hurt, including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”
However, one day before the shooting reports emerged that Murdaugh was pushed out of his law firm over “millions in missing funds.”
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