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Graniteville Mom & Her 1-Year-Old Son are Fatally Shot on Tuesday Night; 3 Unidentified Suspects are Sought


Three suspects are being sought after a Graniteville mother and her 1-year-old son were killed in a horrific shooting Tuesday night.

Mel’lisha Jackson, 26, who lived in an apartment on Kalmia Apartment Drive had sustained at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Her 1-year-old son, Elijah Jackson, sustained at least one gunshot wound was transported to Augusta University Medical Centers where he later died from his injuries.

Aiken County deputies responded to the victim’s residence around 11 p.m. and found the mother dead and child injured. Witnesses reported hearing numerous gunshots that came from the rear of the apartment.

“Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance on information that would lead to the identity and arrest of three suspects,” a press release says. “The suspects fled the area prior to deputies arriving on scene. These suspects should be considered as armed and dangerous.”

If anyone has any information on this case or the whereabouts of these suspects, we ask them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.

Other ways to give information:

Phone tip-1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372)

Web tip- and click Submit a Tip. Mobile tip- Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device ACSO Mobile App-Download on your Apple or Android Device to submit a tip.



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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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