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Man charged with attempted murder in Saturday shooting

Sunday, June 10, 2012 5:31 PM
Last updated 8:50 PM
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A man accused of shooting another in the face Saturday night in Langley has been charged with attempted murder.

Claeys
Claeys


Kevin Brian Claeys, 37, of Augusta Road, has also been charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, burglary, two counts of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, according to an e-mail from Aiken County Sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell.

According to the incident report, deputies were called about 8:30 p.m. to the first block of Gray Street in response to a disturbance with a gun. When they arrived, they were told a man armed with a gun had fled.

Driving around the area, a deputy heard a gunshot and screaming and found a woman holding Oscar Sanchez-Espinoza, who was bleeding from the face.

The woman told deputies she and Sanchez-Espinoza were eating nachos on the porch when Claeys approached them with a gun and told them to go inside, according to an incident report. As they were walking in the house, Sanchez-Espinoza turned around to look at Claeys and was shot in the face.

As deputies searched for Claeys, they received a call for a burglary in progress on Jackson Street. When they arrived, a woman ran from the residence yelling that there was a man with a gun in the house with her mother.

Deputies surrounded the house. Soon, Claeys emerged with the mother, threw the gun and surrendered.

Elwell said investigators still have not established a motive for the shooting. Sanchez-Espinoza is expected to survive.

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KSL 06/10/12 - 05:00 pm
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Thanks, AC.

Thanks, AC.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/10/12 - 05:26 pm
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Man, this dude sounds crazy!

Man, this dude sounds crazy! Glad they got him!

Newsflash
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Newsflash 06/10/12 - 05:45 pm
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Good job !

Fine police work by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. I hope they get more cars and officers per shift ! Without Good officers and equipment and a willing public and watchful eye we are in trouble.We are blessed to have excellent deputies on both sides of the river and i include them in prayer daily.Its a tough job and they get it done.Thank you from me.

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debbiep38 06/10/12 - 09:01 pm
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He was just mad because the
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He was just mad because the Mexican was tapping his ex old lady.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/10/12 - 09:41 pm
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He looks as crazy as he acts.

He looks as crazy as he acts. Maybe looking out from bars will suit him.

KSL
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KSL 06/10/12 - 09:53 pm
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I take my thanks back, ac.

I take my thanks back, ac. You took away Langley but still have Aiken up there. Wrong!!!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 06/11/12 - 02:43 pm
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kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 06/11/12 - 02:42 pm
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He looks like a grown up version of the banjo boy from "Deliverance".

Retard.

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Robert martin 06/14/12 - 05:06 pm
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attempted murder

Hope that the woman who was shot in the face is okay and doing well

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