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Man charged following stand off with Aiken County deputies

Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Aiken County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - For much of Friday, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at the scene of a home where an armed person was barricaded.

It all began not long before 10 a.m. when deputies were called to the 1100 block of Ridgemont Drive, just outside the city limits southwest of Aiken, to investigate reports of gunfire.

Around 5:30 p.m., the suspect, identified as Brian Keith Salter, exited the home without incident, Capt. Eric Abdullah with the Sheriff’s Office said.

Salter was checked out by the Aiken County EMS and then taken to the Aiken County Detention Center for booking. He’s now facing charges for discharging a firearm into a dwelling and aggravated breach of peace.

Abdullah said there were no injuries or property damage.

Also on Friday, deputies were dispatched to investigate a shooting incident on Perrin Street Northwest, a block-long street off Hampton Avenue that’s about half inside the city limits and half in county jurisdiction. They were called to the location just before 12:30 p.m. There had been no injuries as of 12:51 p.m., according to Abdullah.

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