Investigation underway after woman shot in face in Monetta; two suspects identified and sought

CSRA News

#UPDATE | The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a second shooting suspect from Monday’s shooting in Monetta. The are also searching for 27-year old Shaquille O’Neal Barr:

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance for any information that would lead to the arrest of Shaquille O’Neal Barr (27) of Batesburg, SC. Barr is being sought in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on September 16th in the 100 block of Old Shoals Road. Barr is the second suspect to be identified as having a role in this investigation along with Daniel Timothy Harris (18). Barr is wanted for 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 2 counts of Discharging Firearm into a Vehicle, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and 2 counts of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm. Barr should be considered as armed and dangerous.

ACSO

Anyone with information on either Barr or Harris’ whereabouts should contact the ACSO.


#UPDATE | The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about the shooting in Monetta Wednesday. They are looking for 18-year old Daniel Harris:

Investigators are seeking any information that would lead to the arrest of Daniel Timothy Harris (18) of Monetta, SC. Harris is being sought in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on September 16th around 10:10 am in the 100 block of Old Shoals Road. At 10:14 am, deputies responded to 5098 Columbia Hwy N (Dollar General) were it was reported that a young woman was injured from an apparent gunshot wound to her head. When the initial deputies and first responders arrived in the area, witnesses reported that the victim had gotten into another vehicle and left the area. She was later found at a hospital in Lexington County getting medical treatment.

Investigators located of the shooting scene at 147 Old Shoals Road. Witnesses told investigators that Harris and two other shooters (black males), armed with rifles and a handgun, fired multiple rounds into a Mercury SUV was traveling on Old Shoals Road, occupied by two female victims. The victims drove to the Dollar General where they got into relative’s vehicle and taken to the hospital for medical treatment for one of the victims. Investigators have linked this shooting to a disturbance and altercation from the previous day that involved the injured victim and Harris. Harris is wanted for 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 2 counts of Discharging Firearm into a Vehicle, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and 2 counts of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm. Harris should be considered as armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Harris or information on the other two suspects, we encourage them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.

Phone tip-1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372)
Web tip- www.midlanscrimestoppers.com and click Submit a Tip.
Mobile tip- Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device
Mobile app-Download Aiken County Sheriff’s Office App on your Apple or Android Device

ACSO


MONETTA, Sc (WJBF) — Aiken County investigators are searching for three suspects connected with a shooting in Monetta.

According to Captain Eric Abdullah, a woman was shot in the face on Old Shoals Road. Neighbors tell NewsChannel 6 they heard several gunshots. When they looked out their window, they saw the female victim driving away from the men who were shooting at her.

“This is the first time it’s ever happened in our area like this,” Lou Leaphart said.

The suspects fled the scene. Meanwhile, the victim drove herself to a nearby Dollar General seeking help and was transported to a local hospital by a private citizen.

The incident concerned neighbors, who worried about their families and students at nearby Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle/High School.

“We’re going through a lot right now,” Leaphart said. “There’s no time for that. If you’re not safe in your own home, where can you be safe at?”

Latest Headlines:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories