Two Greenville men charged with attempted murder

Published 4:05 pm Sunday, October 5, 2014

Two Greenville residents have been arrested in connection to a shooting that hospitalized one man.

Robert Lonsha Borden, 31, and Cruize Murray, 28, were charged with attempted murder, assault, first degree, and firing into an occupied vehicle Sunday, according to Greenville Police Department Lt. Justin Lovvorn.

“Right at 4 a.m. this morning, we received a call about a vehicle that was shot at as they were traveling down Government Street,” Lovvorn said.

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“Apparently, there was another vehicle that was following behind them and one of the subjects in that vehicle came outside the window and shot at vehicle in front of them with a rifle-type weapon.”

The vehicle that was fired upon held three occupants at the time, but only the driver was struck once in the back.

The victim was transported to Stabler Hospital and was then transferred to Baptist South in Montgomery shortly thereafter, where he remains in stable condition.

Following their arrival, authorities gathered evidence at the scene and conducted interviews with witnesses.  From the information gathered, Borden and Murray were identified as suspects that were believed to be involved.

“We have reason to believe it might be drug-related,” Lovvorn added.

“We are still conducting an investigation into more statements and further evidence, but we do not perceive any other suspects being involved.”