At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Lexington, S.C., police officers arrived at the scene of a suspected shooting. They discovered a man with a gunshot wound lying in the front yard of a home. From there they pieced together what happened, but still don’t have a clue as to why.
The man in the yard turned out to be 31-yea-old Derek Fogle, who had gone on a rampage earlier in the evening—attacking his roommate, then yelling and knocking on doors throughout the neighborhood. Fogle ended up at the residence of Joseph Nicewonger, where he yelled at the homeowner, chased him from his garage, then threw him to the ground and began striking him in the head repeatedly.
Fortunately for Nicewonger, he had armed himself with a handgun, and he shot Fogle several times to end the attack. Fogle was transported to a nearby hospital where he died, and authorities are waiting for toxicology tests to determine what may have caused him to attack his neighbors.