The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting incident on Brown Lane early Sunday morning.
The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Brown Lane. The victim told officers her vehicle had been shot several times and showed officers bullet holes in the vehicle. She said she heard about six gunshots.
Another homeowner on Brown Lane told officers a window in her home was shot out, according to the report. After hearing four or five gunshots, she said she ran into the living room to check on her children.
A witness told officers a blue Dodge Durango and a black GMC Yukon were involved; the Durango was occupied by one man, and the Yukon was occupied by three men.
Two males, one from the Durango and two fro the Yukon, got into a verbal altercation in the parking lot, and the man from the Durango allegedly threw a bottle at the Yukon, the witness told officers. The man then returned to the Durango, backed out and began to leave when someone from the Yukon began shooting at the Durango.
Investigators collected 13 bullet casings from the scene. No arrests have been made.
A 33-year-old Aiken man was charged on Sunday with discharging a firearm in the city and using a firearm while under the influence after he allegedly fired a handgun from his vehicle on Union Street, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Deon Foster, of Union Street, was placed in the Aiken County detention center. He had been released by Monday afternoon.
Officers responded to a home on Union Street for reports of gunfire and found the door of the home open, according to the report.
A witness told officers Foster arrived home in his black Kia and fired a handgun once, which caused an Aiken County sheriff’s deputy to come over and investigate, according to the report. The witness said she hid the gun in a bedroom next to the bed.
Officers found a bullet hole in the door of the Kia, and casings on the ground near the vehicle, according to the report. Foster was transported to Aiken Public Safety headquarters for field sobriety testing and a breath test.
Foster was charged after failing multiple field sobriety tests. He gave a breath sample of .25 percent, according to the report.
Aiken Public Safety is investigating two robberies that happened this weekend.
A 20-year-old man told officers someone on a bicycle robbed him at gunpoint after he left Aiken Mall, according to the report. The victim said he was walking east on East Pine Log Road to get a cab to take him back to his home when a black male about 5-foot-7 and 230 pounds approached him on a “white classic style” Huffy bicycle.
The suspect reportedly crossed the lanes of traffic and pulled a .45-caliber pistol on him and told him to give him everything in his pockets, according to the report. The victim said he gave him about $500 cash, and the suspect took off toward the area of East Pine Log Road and Collier Street.
The second robbery happened about 3:15 a.m. on Hamilton Drive, according to a report. The 58-year-old victim told officers he was taken to an apartment on Hamilton Drive by a woman, and that when they arrived, three black males jumped him.
One man allegedly struck the victim in the face with a pistol, according to the report. Officers observed the victim’s nose was freshly cut and looked swollen. The victim said the suspects took his work keys, some cash and his cellphone.
Officers took the victim to where he said the incident took place to locate a suspect but were unsuccessful. The victim, who was reportedly intoxicated, was not able to give an exact location of where the incident happened.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged armed robbery and assault that happened early Friday in Warrenville.
The incident happened about 4 a.m. at the intersection of Glover Street and Augusta Road, according to a sheriff’s report.
A complainant told officers the victim told him four or five people assaulted him using metal pipes and took his money, according to the report. Officers were unable to obtain a statement from the victim due to his injuries.
The victim, who is homeless, had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, according to the report.