Laurinburg Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Laurinburg Police arrested and charged a 30 year old man with attempted murder after a shooting on Friday. Eugene Johnson Jr. was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault in the presence of a minor, discharging a firearm within an enclosure and discharging a firearm in the city. According to police, they responded to the 1300 block of Tara Drive around 10:15 p.m. and found a 27 year old man unresponsive with a gunshot wound. That man was flown to a hospital and was in critical condition. As of yesterday afternoon, he was listed in ‘very critical condition.’ Johnson was arrested on Saturday and taken to the Scotland County Detention Center where he remains without bond.