Three suspects have been charged following a disturbance involving gunfire and a fight in the South Aiken High School senior parking lot Tuesday after dismissal.

Police are still seeking to identify a fourth suspect – the alleged shooter.

A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and disturbing schools, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety news release.

Unknown suspect

An unidentified suspect stands with a gun at in the South Aiken High School senior parking lot Monday. 

Jalen Jones, 18, of Aiken has been charged with disorderly conduct, and Reggie Tyrell Jones, 20, of Aiken has been charged with trespassing.

Investigators believe the 17-year-old juvenile suspect and Jalen Jones were involved in a physical altercation near the entrance/exit to the South Aiken senior parking lot, according to an Aiken Public Safety news release.

Investigators believe the juvenile suspect waited for Jalen Jones in a nearby shopping center until afternoon dismissal, according to the release. The juvenile and several yet-to-be-identified subjects then confronted Jalen Jones as he was leaving school property.

During the altercation, a unidentified individual captured on video surveillance is believed to have discharged one round from a firearm, according to police.

No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the gunshot, according to the release.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown suspect pictured in surveillance.

This is still an active investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. Anyone with any information related to this crime is asked to call Aiken Public Safety at 803-642-7620 or CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Tips also can be submitted online at

Information about this crime can be submitted anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. A tip could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger