Lexington County man charged with two counts of attempted murder

Kyle Obara (Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A Lexington man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting two men who visited his home early Sunday morning.

Thirty-five-year-old Kyle Obara fired a handgun at the man as they fled his Weaver Drive home, according to arrest warrants. No shots hit the two men, however.

Obara is also charged with kidnapping and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

“Based on information detectives gathered at the scene and during interviews with witnesses, the suspect met the two men Saturday night at a store near his house and invited them over,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon. “An argument broke out that led the suspect to shoot at the victims as they left his home.”

Obara was arrested at his home Sunday morning, according to Koon. The Lexington County SWAT team responded to Obara’s home after deputies were unable to make contact with Obara. Negotiators tried for nearly four hours to reach Obara before SWAT team members entered the home and took Obara into custody.

Obara is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center after he was denied bond Sunday.

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