The bizarre shooting of South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh comes just three months after his wife, Maggie, and his son (not pictured) were found shot dead
Legal scion Alex Murdaugh did have visible injuries after he was shot in the head, law enforcement officials in South Carolina now admit, retracting the original report filed by Hampton County police which indicated the troubled lawyer was unharmed after the shooting.
Murdaugh, 53, who hails from one of South Carolina's most prominent legal families, was shot in the head on September 4 while changing a car tire by the side of a road in Hampton County.
Murdaugh was alone at the time of the incident, but managed to dial 911 after being struck by the bullet. He was subsequently airlifted to hospital where he underwent treatment before being released.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Initially, the report filed by Hampton County Sheriff's officer, identified only as Sergeant S. White, said that Murdaugh did not have any visible injuries after being shot in the head.
Alex Murdaugh, 53, (pictured with his deceased wife and son Paul) suffered a gunshot wound on a rural road in Hampton County, South Carolina, Saturday
Hampton County police admitted they made a mistake during the initial investigation of the shooting, indicating in a police report that Murdaugh had no visible injuries after he was shot at the side of this South Carolina road
In the report, White had checked off 'No' next to 'Victim Visible Injury.' What's more, a section marked 'Further Explanation' was left blank.
However, Hampton County Sheriff's Office has since retracted that report, saying deputies made a mistake during the filing process, while admitting that Murdaugh did in fact have visible injuries.
Agents say Murdaugh was grazed by the bullet.
In the initial, official report, Sergeant S. White checked 'No' next to 'Victim Visible Injury' - which officials subsequently said was in errorInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Days before Murdaugh was shot, the attorney had been ousted from his law firm amid allegations he had misappropriated more than $1million in company money, according to a statement released by the firm following the incident.
He then had his license to practice law revoked by the South Carolina Supreme Court last week, indefinitely.
Three generations of Murdaughs have served as solicitor for the state's 14th Circuit Court.
It's been a turbulent few months for Murdaugh, to say the least, who discovered the dead bodies of his wife, Maggie, and twenty-two-year-old son, Paul -