Augusta men suspects in Aiken shooting

AIKEN - Aiken Department of Public Safety has issued warrants for suspects wanted in the shooting of two Augusta brothers earlier this week.

John Henry West, 29, and Joseph Bernard Williams Jr., 22, are wanted for two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, Public Safety Lt. David Turno said in a news release.

De Lance Walton, 18, and De Lacy Walton, 20, both of Dallas Drive, were seriously injured in the shooting that occurred around 2 a.m. Monday, said Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Dowdy.

Witnesses told police that a fight broke out at Club Dreams located in the 600 block of Richland Avenue, and shots were discharged following the fight shortly before 2 a.m.

The fight later ended at the Waffle House in the 1700 block of Richland Avenue around 2 a.m., when both brothers were shot, Sgt. Dowdy said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of West or Williams can contact the Aiken Department of Public Safety at (803) 642-7620.  They can also call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 1 (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

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