According to Fox’s WISTV, a man with a concealed handgun permit just stopped a shooter at a nightclub in South Carolina this week.
Early on Sunday morning, a man began to fire into a crowd at a nightclub just outside of Spartanburg. Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of Playoffz nightclub.
“His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg. Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic. It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect.” Lt. Kevin Bobo remarked.
Thompson has now been charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon – he’s currently being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.