The Eminent South Carolina lawyer who was pulled along a country road this weekend, months after finding his wife and son sons shot dead in front of their house, leaves his law firm and goes to rehab.
Alex Murdaugh, 53, was on his way to Charleston when it was shot on Old Salkehatchie Road near from Varnville,SC on S on Saturday, authorities said. His car was stopped when a truck drove past before turning around and someone inside opened fire, his lawyer said, citing information from Murdaugh's brother. He sustained a superficial head injury, authorities said.
In a statement, Murdaugh announced he was leaving his law firm and entering rehab following a "long battle that exacerbated these murders. "
ALEX MURDAUGH SOUTH CAROLINA LAWYER KILLED MONTHS AFTER WIFE, SON KILLED IN UNRESOLVED CASE
"The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I really regret. I am resigning from my cabinet lawyers and goes into rehab after a long battle that exacerbated these murders, "Murdaugh said in a statement to Fox News. "I am extremely sorry for everyone I have hurt, including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and rehabilitate my relationships.
Fox News contacted his lawyers Richard Harpootlian and Jim Griffin.
It was not clear whether on Saturday 'The shooting was linked to the double murder of his wife and son. A spokesperson for thefamily said Murdaugh should survive.
Alex Murdaugh, 53, (right) resigns his law firm after being shot over the weekend, months after his wife Margaret, 52, and their son, Paul, 22, were shot dead outside their South Carolina home. (Fox News)
"The Murdaugh family suffered more than any family could imagine " it read in a family statement. "We are waiting for Alex to recover and request your privacy while he recovers.
The shooting came months after Murdaugh found his wife , Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and their son, 22 -year-old Paul Murdaugh both shot their Colleton County House multiple times on June 7. They were both dead outside the house near the kennels, authorities said.
No arrests have been made and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released very little information on the murders. In a television interview, Alex Murdaugh, a member of one of the famillThe state's most prominent legal system, said he was checking on his terminally ill father when his wife and son were killed.
At the moment of his death, Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial on impaired boating charges related to a February 2019 accident that killed a 19-year-old woman. Investigators sought towhether the fatal shooting could be linked to this case.
No suspect has been named. Shortly after Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were killed, state investigators said they found information that led them to reopen the investigation into the suspicious 2015 death of a 19-year-old man named Stephen Smith.
Fox News 'Michael Ruiz and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.