Landrum man shoots stepfather in self-defense during argument

Published 5:59 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An argument between two men in Landrum Tuesday afternoon ended with one man being shot.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said Jesse Van Moss, 22, was arguing with his stepfather, Ricky Van Moss, 44, and Jesse Moss shot Ricky Moss in the leg.
Jesse Moss is not being charged because deputies said he acted in self-defense.
“The investigation into this incident revealed that Mr. Jesse Van Moss acted in self-defense to protect himself from a physical attack by Mr. Ricky Van Moss,” said Lt. Tony Ivey, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.
The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 218 N. Laurel Ave., Landrum.
Deputies said after the shooting, Jesse drove to the Landrum Police Department and turned himself in.
Ricky Moss was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of an injury authorities say is believed to be not life-threatening.

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