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Couple Dead After Shootings in Aiken County; Murder-Suicide is Possible After Domestic Dispute

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An Aiken County man and woman are dead after shootings in Salley on Sunday night, authorities said.

Here is the press release from Coroner Darryl Ables:

“Last night, July 5th at 08:50 PM the Aiken County Coroner’s Office was called to two homes on Maple St., Salley regarding a shooting incident involving fatalities. 

Thembi Chalmers, 43 years old who reside at 227 Maple St. was pronounced dead in the home from a gunshot wound. 

The suspect, Ms. Chalmers boyfriend, who reside in the home walked to 210 Maple St. where he took his life. 

A domestic dispute between the two is believed to have lead up to the shooting. 

Ms. Chalmers will be autopsied in Newberry, toxicology specimens are pending on the suspect. …

The suspect was identified as Levi Bonnett, 45 years old of 227 Maple St., Salley.”

(Note: If you have a photo to share of the victim, 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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