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Aiken County Seeks Suspect Who Shot into Home & Killed Resident on Silver Bluff Road


Aiken County authorities are looking for information on the person who shot into a home Sunday night on Silver Bluff Road and killed a resident inside.

The victim, 33-year-old Willie Simmons Jr., was found with shot in the chest inside the front door after another resident woke up to the sound of gunfire. The victim died from his injuries. The incident happened at a home along the 3100 block of Silver Bluff Road, a press release says.

“The witness reported that when he looked out the window, he saw a person standing next to a vehicle at the edge of the road firing a weapon,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said. “There were several other victims present in the home at the time of the shooting that were not injured.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for any crime.

For a web tip, go to and click Submit a Tip. For a mobile tip download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

Note: If you have a photo or memory of the victim to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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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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