Man faces attempted murder charges

Simmons Jr.

A 17-year-old Aiken man is facing attempted murder charges for his involvement in a June 21 shooting at a Brown Lane apartment complex, and was booked into the Aiken County detention center Tuesday.

William Alexander Simmons Jr., 17, of Aiken, is being charged with six counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in a dwelling and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Simmons is accused of shooting at six people who were sitting on the front porch of a Brown Lane apartment on June 21, according to a report provided by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

No one was injured in the shooting, according to the report.

Simmons allegedly committed the crime with Cassius Williams, 17, who was arrested July 21 and was denied bond, the reports states.

Williams is being charged with six counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is also being held at the Aiken County detention center.

One of the victims claimed Simmons handed a gun to Williams and then fired it three times toward the porch, according to the report.

Both suspects ran a short distance, and allegedly fired again before leaving the scene, the report states.