An Aiken County man was arrested Tuesday evening after a shooting was reported at the New Holland Fire Department.
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Chad Barker for 2 counts of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm.
Tuesday evening, around 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to an emergency radio call and 911 call about shots fired at the New Holland Fire Department. When responding deputies arrived on scene, located at 1406 Camp Rawls Road, fire department personnel had Barker detained.
Witnesses told deputies that Barker drove into the parking lot of the fire department in his own vehicle. When he exited his vehicle, he reportedly discharged a weapon into his own vehicle and then pointed the weapon at bystanders in the parking lot.
Barker was confronted by fire department members who were able to get the weapon away from him without a struggle and detain him.
Investigators were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Barker was taken into custody by deputies, and then taken to an area hospital for a self-inflicted cut to his head, and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center without incident.
The investigation revealed that Barker was grossly intoxicated at the time of the incident. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.