LCSD: Child injured after man shoots his way into home

Junious Jeremy Gerome

Jeremy Gerome Junious
Image: Lexington County Detention Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A child is injured and a Columbia man is behind bars in Lexington, after what authorities believe to be a custody dispute over the child and the child’s mother.

Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say 34-year-old Jeremy Junious shot his way into a home on Drayton Hall Drive on April 9 and tried to kill the man inside. According to investigators, Junious shot through the doorknob before making his way into the home. That’s when both men shot at each other, before Junious ran upstairs, took his child and left.

“Deputies made contact with Junious as they were responding to the incident location,” Koon said. “He was in his car with the child in his lap. The child suffered a minor gunshot wound to the leg.”

Both men also suffered gunshot wounds.

Junious is charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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