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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A Redmon Street business caught fire early Saturday morning. Officials believe it is suspicious and are investigating, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety firefighters responded to the scene at 4 a.m. after being contacted by the sheriff’s office.

The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters reached the scene.

The property owner told deputies that she is unsure if an event may have taken place at the property because she rents it to someone else.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the investigation.

The business is valued at $100,000.

In a separate incident, a Penn Road resident reported being robbed at gunpoint at 6:38 a.m. Saturday morning.

The man told deputies that the robber entered his home and demanded money, according to an incident report.

The robber said, “You think I’m playing with you? You think I’m playing with you?”

After the two had a brief verbal altercation, the victim pinned the robber to the refrigerator in the kitchen.

The robber then pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the victim.

When the two men were fighting, the gun discharged twice, the victim said.

Deputies collected the following items from the scene: a silver Taurus semi-automatic handgun, a black wig, a turquoise sneaker, two spent shell casings, a black hat and blood samples for DNA testing.


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