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Aiken County Deputy Kills Knife-Wielding Man in Warrenville; SLED is Investigating


An Aiken County sheriff’s deputy killed a knife-wielding suspect early Monday in a Warrenville trailer park, authorities said.

The name of the male deputy was not released. Daryl Dye, 45, was killed.

Sheriff Michael Hunt has requested the assistance of the SLED to conduct an investigation into an officer involved shooting.

According to sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah, deputies responded to 115 Joes Park Road in Warrenville around 1:17 a.m. Monday for reports of a white male, armed with a knife, making several attempts to attack residents of the trailer park.

“As deputies arrived on scene, they spotted the suspect who ran towards them brandishing his weapon where he was subsequently shot,” Capt. Abdullah said. “Deputies rendered aid to the suspect until Aiken County EMS arrived on scene, later pronouncing the suspect deceased.”

SLED and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene. There were no reports of injuries from residents of the trailer park and no injuries to the responding deputies.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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