Greenwood City Police responded to a call around midnight on Feb 17, 2012 after someone reported someone shooting into a residence. The incident occurred at a residence near Lander University. There were people in the house when the shots were fired but no one was injured. One victim in the house did report seeing a male suspect outside his window raise a gun up and fired shots into the house. The suspect then fled on foot.
As police were searching the area, they notice a black male running toward the Quick Way on Lander Street. He was identified as Alvin Demetrious Jones 26, of Greenwood SC. Officers asked Jones why he was running but received no answer. Jones did say that he would show them where he had come from. Officers went to a nearby home Jones had identified but the homeowner denied that Jones had been there.
Officers also found clothing and a handgun in a trash can near were Jones was found. The gun did not have a round in the chamber but did have two unspent rounds in the clip. Jones was arrested and charged with attempted murder.