Aiken man accused of shooting at stepson

Alphonzo Holmes

A 49-year-old Aiken man accused of shooting at his stepson Monday night has been booked into the Aiken County Detention Center.

Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell said deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Jehossee Drive, Aiken, around 8:20 p.m. They found Alfonzo Alvin Andrews, 29, at the home defending his mother over an earlier domestic dispute with his stepfather, Alphonzo Holmes, when a shooting occurred.

The earlier dispute between the couple had resulted in Andrews’ mother being taken to the hospital for a heart attack.

Elwell said Holmes pulled a .22-caliber pistol during the dispute with Andrews and fired three shots, grazing Andrews in the torso and twice in the chest.

Andrews charged Holmes and retrieved the gun before physically defending himself.

Both were treated for injuries from the incident.

Andrews’ mother, who had returned from the hospital, was also checked by emergency responders for chest pains.

Holmes faces charges of attempted murder, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

His stepson will not be charged, police said.

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