Report: Victim awakened by gunfire; bullet holes found in apartment | Crime
A man pulled over and detained for a DUI, later confessed to authorities for firing shots at a local apartment complex, deputies say.
Richland County deputies arrested and charged 31-year-old Jerome Harper with attempted murder and DUI.
According to the report, around 2 a.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a call of shots fired at Brook Pines Apartment in Columbia.
The victim told officers she was asleep, when she was awakened by gun fire.
When deputies arrived on the scene officers located bullet holes in the apartment.
A short time later, deputies observed a vehicle speeding from the apartment parking lot. Richland County then received a call from Columbia Police who spotted the vehicle on Broad River Road near the Harbison State Forest, and a traffic stop was made.
The driver, later identified as Harper, was detained for DUI and later confessed to the shots fired, the report stated.
After a search, deputies located the gun inside the vehicle.
Harper was taken in for questioning and then transported to Alvin S. Glenn.