A Jackson man said he was robbed at gunpoint, and that the robbers were planning to kill him when his mother interrupted the robbery attempt, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened at a home on Old Double Springs Road about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s report.
The victim said he answered a knock on the door and found three men, one of whom he knew, at the door. He allowed the three men into his home.
The victim said the man he knew asked him for some “dope,” and, at one point, the two went into a separate room to talk, the report stated.
At that point, the suspect presented a black pistol and pointed it toward the victim, saying, “I came to kill you,” while continuously demanding dope, according to the report.
After the victim said he had no dope, the suspect told him he would give up something of value or be killed, police said.
The suspect then called the other two suspects into the room and had them search it for valuables while the first suspect held the victim at gunpoint, police said.
One of the suspects instructed the armed suspect to shoot the victim, while the third suspect began to cover items in the room with a trash bag “in case of blood splatter,” the report stated.
The victim said he began to beg for his life, and at that point, his mother pulled up in the driveway outside to take him to church, police said.
The suspects left when they saw the vehicle approach, but said they were coming back to kill the victim, police said. They reportedly took $60 cash and a computer.
Victim’s mother reportedly interrupts robbery