Ware Shoals man faces attempted murder charge
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 7:56 AM
A Ware Shoals man was jailed Tuesday following reports of a shooting in Hodges.
Simon Allen Jr., 49, of 9944 Ekom Beach Road, Ware Shoals, was charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Nation Road, off U.S. Highway 25 North, Tuesday to respond to the shooting, which took place about 1 p.m. According to a Greenwood County incident report:
As they approached the scene, deputies spotted two of the female victims, both of whom were hysterical and frenzied, walking in the roadway. The two women told officers they were at a friend's house on Nation Road with several other people, including the suspect. The victims said the suspect and another man were playing with a gun at one point during the visit, and the man talked about being a "sniper shooter."
After an argument broke out among the group, witnesses told officers a suspect pulled a gun from under his chair, racked it and fired a shot toward one of the women as she ran toward the door. The other members of the group also fled the scene when the suspect pulled the weapon out. Officers found the suspect at the home and arrested him.