Officers converge on address in Aiken for search warrant

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 3:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2022 at 3:45 PM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A large contingent of law enforcement officers converged Wednesday afternoon at a house on Fairfield Street.

Observers were pushed back from the house near Hampton Avenue, according to witnesses.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were serving a search warrant as a follow-up to a drive-by shooting Tuesday on Kenmont Street that caused no injuries. Aiken city officers were assisting at the site of the search warrant, deputies said.

The incident had been going on since about 2 p.m., then around 3:30 p.m., officers used a loudspeaker to tell people inside the house to come out with their hands up.

Five or six people came out of the house, several of them apparently teenagers. Several remained at the scene but were not handcuffed.

Around 4 p.m., the SWAT team had gone inside. Officers eventually came out, but brought no one out with them.

The SWAT team had left by 4:15 p.m., and a wrecker eventually came and towed away a car.

But around 5:30, one of the people who’d come out of the house apparently fled, and police cars took off in pursuit.