AIKEN, South Carolina– The shooting of a 13-year-old girl at a Walmart on the 2000 block of Whiskey Road has revealed new details about the incident and the alleged perpetrator.
Dispatchers reported that the shooting took place at 7:34 p.m. on Wednesday.
An incident report from the Aiken Department of Public Safety states that the girl was shot in the arm and stomach area.
During the response to the shooting incident, the 32-year-old suspect, Stephen Christopher Foreman, contacted the officers and informed them of his location at a nearby KFC.
Two officers diverted their route and went to the specified location where they apprehended Foreman.
He was then arrested and taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.
Meanwhile, upon reaching the scene, officers discovered the young victim in a semi-conscious state, pale, and displaying signs of shock.
She was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Foreman is facing charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
During the investigation, Foreman reportedly confessed to placing the gun on a shelf inside Walmart.
Deputies later discovered the semi-automatic Colt 1911 pistol in the cards section on the bottom shelf.
The incident report also mentions the discovery of a .45-caliber shell casing.
In response to the incident, Walmart issued a statement to News 12, expressing their stance against senseless violence, particularly when it involves a teenager.