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Social media post leads to Clover man after York SC shooting

A Clover man is in jail following a police manhunt after a man was shot in York, police said.

Aaron Jerome “Arab” Floyd, 27, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime after the victim was shot Saturday on Galilean Road, said Andy Robinson, York Police Department chief.

The male victim has not been identified by police. The victim was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with serious injuries, Robinson said. He remains in critical but stable condition, police said.

Police responded to the shooting scene Saturday afternoon and received information that the suspect had fled in a silver or gray car, Robinson said. A car was stopped by police, but no weapons were found and the two occupants were allowed to leave, Robinson said.

There was just one York officer at the crime scene at that time, and the patrol officers who made the traffic stop were en route to assist at the shooting site, Robinson said.

At the crime scene, police saw a social media post that identified Floyd as “Arab,” Robinson said.

“One witness showed officers a photo of ‘Arab’ from a social media post, at which time officers realized that Floyd was the driver of the vehicle they stopped on the way to the scene,” Robinson said

Other police agencies were notified to be on the lookout for Floyd and the vehicle. The car was located at a house in Clover, police said.

York County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Clover police and York police converged in Clover as Robinson advised officers to watch the car and house.

The car then left the home and Clover officers stopped the car with Floyd in it, Robinson said. Police initiated a felony traffic stop and took Floyd into custody.

Floyd has South Carolina convictions for conspiracy and resisting arrest, court records show. He remains in the York County jail without bond.

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