Man accused of firing shots on I-26 while driving motorcycle arrested

    Anthony Lawrence Fanning

    The man accused of firing shots at a car while driving a motorcycle Monday morning has been arrested, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

    Deputies say 36-year-old Anthony Lawrence Fanning has been charged with six counts of attempted murder, discharging a weapon into a vehicle and possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

    “Based on evidence, witness statements and traffic camera footage, investigators determined Fanning fired a handgun into a vehicle occupied by six people near the 113 mile marker on I-26,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The car’s driver got off the interstate and stopped in a store parking lot on the Charleston Highway after the shots were fired. That’s where our investigation began with the help of the Cayce Department of Public Safety.”

    One of the passengers was taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries according to Koon.

    “Our investigation is ongoing,” Koon said. “When it comes to motive or what led up to the shooting, those are things we’ll be looking into as our work continues.”

    Investigators arrested Fanning at his Columbia home without incident. He appeared in bond court Tuesday morning where his bond was denied.

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