The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that claimed the life of an Aiken man.
On Wednesday night, the Coroner’s Office responded to the 1200 block of Aldrich Street, Aiken, SC after the body of a male was found on the driveway of a home. The discovery was made by officers patrolling the area after a call of shots fired shortly before 11 p.m.
The victim, identified as 31-year-old Earnest S. Croft was pronounced dead on scene from at least one gunshot wound to the body. Mr. Croft will be autopsied in Newberry.
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is continuing with the investigation.
(Note: If you have a better photo or memory to share of Earnest Croft, please text it to 803-487-3224).