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.