Shooting in Greer

Car Chase Ensued

Seth Stokes
October 17, 2017 - 9:20 am
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Monday night, around 10:00pm, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to 112 Pleasant Heights in Greer, in regards to two gunshot victims.  When deputies arrived they found two adults who had been shot.  Both victims were transported to a hospital and were in stable condition.  At this point, investigators have learned that just before the shooting an altercation occurred between the suspect and victims.  As some point, the suspect shot both victims, before fleeing the residence on foot. 

Tuesday morning, around 2:40am, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to 815 Poplar Drive Extension in Greer, in regards to someone trying to break into a truck.  Once deputies arrived, the suspect drove the truck away at which point deputies ordered him to stop and the suspect refused.  A chase ensued that ended at 1794 Poplar Drive Extension when the driver spun the truck around before forcefully ramming a deputy’s patrol vehicle.  Then, at least one deputy fired at least one shot, at the driver.  The suspect was not hit, and with the assistance of a K9 was extracted from the stolen vehicle.  The suspect was arrested.  At this time, deputies have confirmed the suspect to be the same person responsible for shooting two people earlier in the evening at 112 Pleasant Heights in Greer.

Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 22 year-old, Adrian Samuel Baumgartner in connection with a double shooting that occurred at 112 Pleasant Heights in Greer. Following the shooting, deputies engaged in an active search of Baumgartner, but were initially unsuccessful. Within hours, deputies responded to an autobreaking at 815 Poplar Drive Extension, within two miles of the shooting. When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, later identified as Baumgartner, jumped in a stolen truck and fled the location. A brief pursuit ensued before the suspect rammed a deputy’s patrol vehicle and at least one deputy fired at the suspect, who was not hit. Baumgartner was taken into custody with the assistance of a K9 and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Baumgarnter has been charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving and Failure to Stop for a Blue Light. Baumgartner is currently in the Greenville County Detention Center.


 

 

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