Suspect arrested in deadly Laurens Street shooting in Aiken

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UPDATE: AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Dae’Kwon Simmons was denied bond in court on Tuesday.


AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Investigators have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting in Aiken.

17-year-old Dae’Kwon Simmons has been arrested in the murder of 42-year-old Larry Swearingen.

Simmons is charged with Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder. He is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Simmons surredered to Aiken Public Safety Officers at ADPS Headquarters late Monday afternoon.

Officers have also arrested and charged a 14-year-old with accessory after the fact of a felony in connection with the shooting. He’s currently being held at the DJJ in Columbia.


Original Article Below:

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — The victim involved in a shooting incident in Aiken has died.

Larry Swearingen, 42, of Aiken was pronounced dead Saturday, August 10 at 7:24 p.m. at Augusta University Medical Center.

Swearingen was shot, Tuesday, August 6 on Laurens Street in Aiken.

Investigators have identified 17-year-old Dae’Kwon Simmons as the suspect in this incident.

He faces murder charges. Other charges may be forthcoming. He is not yet in custody.

Officers have already arrested and charged a 14-year-old with accessory after the fact of a felony in connection with the shooting. He’s currently being held at the DJJ in Columbia.

This is an active investigation. If you have any information, please contact Aiken Department of Public Safety at 803-642-7620. You can provide information about this crime 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 responsible for this crime. Their number is 1-888-CRIME-SC

Meanwhile, an autopsy in Newberry, S.C. is scheduled for Swearingen.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating the shooting.

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