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Lexington Police arrest man in connection to Sunday morning shooting

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of Bobby Ray Robbins, age 25 of Lexington, for his involvement in an early morning shooting that left several victims injured that occurred on Sunday, near the Summer Cove Apartments.

Bobby Ray Robbins

At approximately 3:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Railroad Avenue to a shots fired call. When they arrived in the area, they found five victims who had been shot at when they left the Summer Cove Apartments parking lot in a car. Officers could see where the car had been struck multiple times by gunfire. Two of the victims had injuries and were transported by EMS to the hospital. It was later found by medical staff that one victim had been grazed by a bullet injuring his head and the other victim had been shot in the shoulder with a non-life-threatening injury.

During the investigation, detectives were told that prior to the shooting that an assault had occurred between two women in the apartment complex parking lot. Bobby Robbins used a rifle to shoot at the vehicle that the five victims were in as it left the apartment complex on Railroad Avenue.

Bobby Robbins was taken into custody at his apartment without incident and he has been charged with five counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, Discharging a Firearm into a Vehicle While Occupied, Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling, and Discharging a Firearm in the Town of Lexington. He is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond court.

Detectives are still actively investigating this case and ask that if anyone has information, security footage, or social media postings that would provide more background in this case to please contact Detective Heath at 803-951-4642 or kheath@lexsc.com.

Green thanked the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the State Law Enforcement Division (S.L.E.D.) for their response and assistance during this incident.