The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest yesterday in connection with a shooting that happened last Sunday. 19-year-old Billy DeShawn “B.J.” Watson Jr. of 1522 Parkway, Apt. G-7, Greenwood is charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.
Deputy Hunnicutt states that on January 15th Billy Watson Jr. attempted to commit murder by causing great bodily injury to the victim. He allegedly shot him in the stomach, requiring medical treatment. Watson is further accused of possessing and displaying what appeared to be a handgun during the commission of a violent crime.
Billy DeShawn “B.J.” Watson Jr. was being held overnight in the Laurens County Detention Center, pending a bond hearing today.