Investigation underway in Graniteville after man found dead from gunshot

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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables are investigating a shooting after a man was found dead on Ascauga Lake Road in Graniteville.

Around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aiken County Sheriff Deputies were called to the 213 Ascauga Lake Road for a well being check.

The homeowner told deputies that his tenant was not coming to the door, nor has he heard from him.

When deputies went inside the home, they found a 32-year-old Jairo Martinez dead, lying on the floor near the door with an apparent gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Investigators from ACSO, Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Coroner are continuing this active death investigation.

Martinez will be autopsied Thursday in Newberry, SC.

If anyone has any information, they’re encourage 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.

This is a developing story.


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