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The brothers get 10 years in prison;  paralyzed after shooting in Denmark |  Crime and courts







Aaron, Austin Williams


Gene Crider


Two brothers will spend the next decade in prison after acknowledging their role in a March 12 shooting that left three injured in Denmark.

Aaron Lamar Williams, 28, and Austin Lewis Williams, 23, both of Chestnut Avenue, Denmark, pleaded guilty on July 13 to one count each of attempted murder before Circuit Judge Clifton Newman in Bamberg County .

Newman sentenced them each to 10 years in prison, according to 2nd Circuit deputy prosecutor David Miller.

The shooting took place at 793 Detailing, an auto detailing company located at 4925 Carolina Highway.

The brothers get 10 years in prison;  paralyzed after shooting in Denmark |  Crime and courts

A man was shot in the leg on Poplar Street in Denmark around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Danish Police Chief Leroy Grimes.

“They were charged with attacking a third party together,” Miller said.

“In the ensuing fight Austin Williams started shooting, eventually hitting the victim twelve times and Aaron Williams several times as well,” he said.

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“Aaron Williams remains paralyzed after being shot by his brother,” Miller added.

The brothers get 10 years in prison;  paralyzed after shooting in Denmark |  Crime and courts

The brothers also faced one count of assault and second degree assault and battery by the mob, but prosecutors dismissed the charges as part of their plea agreements.

When officers arrested Austin Williams for the March 12 shooting, he was already on bail for a shooting incident in January 2020 and was facing the following charges: pointing and showing a gun at a person, attempted murder, reckless driving, first offense nonstop for blue light and unload gun in vehicle.

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