Sheriff’s office investigating Easley shooting

EASLEY — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured an Easley homeowner Saturday evening.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said Monday the shooting occurred on Stonewall Farm Road at approximately 7:45 p.m. Hashe added that deputies arrived on the scene just before 8 p.m. after receiving reports that a person had been shot one time in the lower arm.

Investigators learned that a 38-year-old homeowner, whose name was not provided, answered a knock at his front door and engaged in a conversation with an unknown male described as having red hair, approximately 6 feet tall with thin build, wearing a dark-colored shirt and blue jeans. The unidentified male asked the homeowner if he could speak with a former tenant at that location, only to be advised by the homeowner that the person being sought had not lived at that location in more than a year.

Hashe said the unknown male became angry and produced a small-caliber handgun, firing one round that struck the homeowner in the lower arm. The suspect was reportedly last seen walking away from the scene on foot. Meanwhile, the victim was treated and released at a local hospital.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (864) 898-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.