ANDERSON — Police were investigating a report of gunfire when they found a man who said he was attacked and shot at by his family members over a $100 loan.
Calvin Turner had obvious signs of a struggle with a number of scrapes on his arm when police located him in the block where gunfire was heard. He was shaking and "couldn't hold his hand steady" when he talked to police at about 10:58 p.m. on Monday, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Joe Heath with the Anderson Police Department.
"Calvin's voice was also cracking when he spoke and he stated that he was shaken up because he had just been jumped by two nephews and one niece," Heath said in the affidavit.
Calvin Turner told police he was outside polishing a rim on his work truck when he was attacked, according to the affidavit. His nephews and niece were upset because another family member had loaned Calvin Turner $100 to buy a new lawnmower.
He said he attempted to ignore them, but then one of his nephews suddenly attacked him, punching him in the back of the head, according to the affidavit. When he started to fight back, he told police Kirk Turner and his niece also began to attack him.
Kirk Turner then pulled out a handgun and firing it, according to the affidavit.
"Calvin said that he couldn't tell where the shots were aimed, but thought that he had just been shot," according to Heath. "Calvin described the muzzle flashes from the gunshots, stating that they were bright and very close to him."
After Kirk Turner allegedly fired the gun, the other two family members stopped attacking him, according to the affidavit. Kirk Turner then got into his vehicle and drove away.
Calvin Turner believed three or four shots were fired during the altercation.
Police arrested Kirk Turner, 32, of Anderson, on Tuesday for Level 6 felony criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.
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