Police have arrested one person and are seeking a second suspect in a Wednesday night shooting during which a man was shot in the head, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Latoya Denise Edwards, 28, of Belton, was charged with attempted murder and placed in the Aiken County detention center.
Aiken Public Safety has issued an arrest warrant for Devontay Kaseem Gordon, 22, for attempted murder. His last known address was Williamsburg Street in Aiken.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 1600 block of Colleton Avenue about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Aiken Public Safety Lt. Karl Odenthal.
There, they found 35-year-old Anthony Oakman lying face down on the curb in front of the apartments with multiple gunshot wounds.
Oakman appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head, according to the police report. He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta for “advanced medical treatment” of his injuries.
His status was unknown Friday at press time. Police have said there was an altercation between two individuals, during which Oakman was reportedly shot.
Public Safety detectives are still investigating the incident, and additional arrests may be made, according to Odenthal.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC. Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Teddy Kulmala is a graduate of Clemson University and hails from Williston.