GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) – A suspect is in custody in the death of an Aiken County teacher.

The Aiken County Sherriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call on the 200 block of Chalk Bed Road in Graniteville, February 16th, around 8:47 pm.

Dana Foster

When deputies arrived, they found damage to the back door of the house consistent with a break-in.

A woman was found on the bedroom floor shot to death.

Aiken County Coroner, Darryl Ables, has identified the victim as 50-year-old Dana Foster, a 5th grade teacher at Byrd Elementary in Graniteville.

Preliminary results of the investigation and information provided by witnesses, lead to identifying 30-year-old Alexander Ambrose Carl of Gloverville as the alleged suspect. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that the suspect is the victim’s son-in-law.

Alexander Ambrose Carl

Deputies who were canvassing the neighborhood surrounding the crime scene found Carl near a home on the 8000 block of Red Rock Way.

He is currently in the Aiken County Detention Center where charges of Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and Burglary 1st Degree are forthcoming.

This investigation is on-going and as information becomes available it will be released.