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Graniteville Teen Found Shot in the Head in Aiken Neighborhood

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A Graniteville man died Monday after being found shot in a car in an Aiken neighborhood, authorities said.

Amari Williams, 19, was found shot in the head inside a car around 7:20 p.m. Monday when Aiken officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Redd Street and Tennessee Avenue. He was rushed to Aiken Regional Medical Centers, where he was pronounced dead at 7:57 pm., Coroner Darryl Ables said. (GOFUNDME: https://gofund.me/72f461f3)

Aiken Public Safety officers did not comment on any possible motive or suspects. The victim’s mother says he was visiting his nephew and a friend at the time. “The bullet was meant for the friend, not him,” she said.

They are asking anyone with information to call them at 803-642-7620 or submit an anonymous online tip at www.cityofaikensc.gov/offices/public-safety/crime-tip/

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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