RIDGE SPRING, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to investigate an officer involved shooting in Ridge Spring.
The incident happened on Tuesday, May 25 around 8 p.m.
Aiken County Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Columbia Highway N. in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, deputies were met with a man armed with a gun, later identified as 20-year-old Chaney Asad Jones.
Deputies reportedly ordered Jones to drop the weapon. He then pointed the gun at the deputies. The deputies responded by firing at the suspect.
Jones was reportedly struck once in his torso. Deputies immediately rendered first aid. He was then taken by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
He’s currently being held at the Richmond County Detention Center.
No further details have been released.